Release date: June 15, 2012
Directed by: Sean Anders
Cast: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, James Caan, Vanilla Ice
It’s getting so bad, you have to wonder if Adam Sandler doesn’t sit in his gazillion dollar mansion, flipping through scripts, looking for the worst possible piece of crap he can find. “Nope, not bad enough … nope, not this one either. Wait a minute! Here’s one with incest, child rape, multiple scenes of masturbating to Grandma, followed by copulation with Grandma herself, involuntary defecation, a bridegroom humping a wedding dress, then vomiting on it, followed by the bride sampling the remains. Perfect!”
Oh no … did I just commit spoiler-cide? On the other hand, applying the term “spoiler” to That’s My Boy is unnecessary – it’s already rotten to the core.
Perhaps the crassest film yet in Sandler’s halting oeuvre, David Caspe’s script starts off with a 14-year-old Donny Berger finding himself happily seduced by his junior high school teacher. She ends up pregnant; while she faces prison, little Donny has to face fatherhood. No surprise, he’s not very good at it. 30 years later, the love child named Han Solo has disowned his dad, changed his name to Todd (Andy Samberg) and is about to get married to the suspiciously solicitous Jamie (Leighton Meester). Meanwhile, the down-and-out Donny (Sandler) owes $43,000 to the IRS. And it seems the only way he can raise that kind of cash is by agreeing to a reality TV showdown involving himself, the still imprisoned mother and their son.
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