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Good Boys Movie Review (2019) | A Glimpse into Children’s Innocence

Good Boys Movie is a hilarious hoot, relatable on so many levels. It is an amusing ride into one’s childhood. If you have forgotten all about it, it will brush up your memory. That you too once were a sixth-grader, and how you had, well, been there done that. There are so many funny anecdotes that the movie covers, that might have, at one point, happened to you, one way or the other. So many occasions that might force you to say – “Ditto!”

Sixth grade is a delicate age. Children are trying to figure out themselves. The movie leverages that innocence and mixes it up with things they are yet to figure out. New age jargons are yet to fit all the pieces of the puzzle. That’s how and why the movie ends up becoming utterly hysterical.

That’s a tampon. Girls shove it up their buttholes to stop babies from coming out. An eighth grader told me that.

So many of those riotous perceptions float around the movie that you will be reduced to guffaws knowing how all the world’s wisdom fails to reach them properly. Just because half of the things are kept hush-hush around children.

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The Primal Theme of Good Boys (Spoilers)

As to the theme of the movie, basically the trio Max (Jacob Tremblay), Lucas (Kieth L. Williams) and Thor (Brady Noon) are trying to slither into the world of the cool kids, and they are ready to face its repercussions. Despite everything, they are tied down by a common thread of being there for each other.

Hannah: This is what happens when you don’t respect women.
Lucas: I respect women. My mom’s my best friend!
Thor: What about me?

While Max is on his path to kiss a girl and go steady, Lucas is facing a crisis in the form of his divorced parents, while Thor has left his singing career just because he wishes to be with the cool kids, and not be branded as a wuss for choosing singing in the first place.

They are yet to come across the crossroad that is going to leave them scattered, to understand how nothing in this world is permanent. Bean Bag Boys for life as they often shout out loud is only some pathways away from crumbling. It is these choices they make, and how important those paths are for them, so much that they have to walk on them alone, that basically sums up the entire theme of Good Boys movie.

Officer Sacks: What do you have in your pants?
Thor: My penis?
Officer Sacks: Pull it out.
Thor: I also have a big dick.

Jacob still remains as adorable even though he seems a little grown up now. You could see the difference he carries if you remember the way he used to look in Before I Wake movie.

The Direction of Good Boys Movie

Taking a look at the direction of the Good Boys movie, you would realize how fast-paced it is. It just capers on from one frame to another cutting out all the BS, and moving to all the things necessary. It is not a good way to create a video frame, to be honest, but it just serves the purpose.

At the very beginning of the frames, you might get a tad peeved because it kicks off in a manner you are not ready for. But then gradually when you realize, things are actually settling down, you become used to its style of storytelling.

What the fuck are you looking at, Gandalf?

Directed by Gene Stupnitsky, the movie is akin to a coming of age story except it is not afraid to use terms and slangs of a sixth-grader. Half of the things the kids basically do, feel like the stuff that barely matters. But that’s what their world revolves around, and it constitutes and consumes them. It makes you ponder over our juvenile discernments.

Thor: We can throw it in the forest.
Lucas: It’s a sex drug. What if a fox eats it and tries to fuck a squirrel? It’ll kill him!

Boundaries and Limitations

The movie goes literal in a lot of areas just to showcase how many things in the world are still prohibited for the children. Also, all the stuff that we see from our vantage still remains very different from theirs.

For instance, when the children are unable to open a bottle that says childproof. Or when they are unable to cross highways.

It is all those beliefs we had as children that the movie leverages making everything thoroughly delectable.

Max: Nobody even kissed.
Thor: Well not in their mouths, at least.

It is that small world that they have created for and around themselves, not knowing what some good years are going to do them in the long run, that makes them feel safe and pampered. You can’t help but wonder how the reality clock is going to mess them up in years to come.

Max’s Dad: I will always love you, but I no longer like you.

Some great roles by Will Forte, Stephen Merchant, Lil Rel Howery and Sam Richardson also get highlighted.

Comparisons to South Park feel legit on some occasions, but to be honest they aren’t those kinds of kids. They are far more innocent and less abusive, so I don’t know why that discussion started in the first place.

Annabelle: Let me a beanbag boy. I’ll grow a tiny penis like Thor’s.

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The Final Verdict

Good Boys is a comic blast if you want to have a seriously good laugh. It comes straight from the producers of Superbad and Sausage Party so you can imagine how great its humour would already be.

Max: You guys don’t understand shit. I have hormones flowing through my body making me do crazy things! Do you even know what it feels like to want to rub up against a tree all the time?

A must watch you if you want a really funny and light entertainer. Since it is an R-rated movie, don’t watch it if you are a kid.

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Good Boys

7.5

Direction

6.9/10

Plot

7.3/10

Humour

8.5/10

Screenplay

7.5/10

Cinematography

7.1/10

Pros

  • Outstanding Comedy
  • Adorable kids
  • Innocence of the kids
  • Good plot

Cons

  • The fast pace of the movie
  • Not for everybody
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