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That's My Boy (2012)

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20

Average Rating: 3.4/10
Reviews Counted: 113
Fresh: 23 | Rotten: 90

While it does represent a new foray into raunch for the normally PG-13 Sandler, That's My Boy finds him repeating himself to diminishing effect - and dragging Andy Samberg down with him.

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Average Rating: 2.6/10
Critic Reviews: 30
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 26

While it does represent a new foray into raunch for the normally PG-13 Sandler, That's My Boy finds him repeating himself to diminishing effect - and dragging Andy Samberg down with him.

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Movie Info

While still in his teens, Donny (Adam Sandler) fathered a son, Todd (Andy Samberg), and raised him as a single parent up until Todd's 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd's world comes crashing down on the eve of his wedding when an uninvited Donny suddenly shows up. Trying desperately to reconnect with his son, Donny is now forced to deal with the repercussions of his bad parenting skills. -- (C) Sony

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David Caspe, Ken Marino

Oct 16, 2012

$36.9M

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All Critics (114) | Top Critics (30) | Fresh (23) | Rotten (90)

The basic joke keeps on giving and the sweetness of the parent-child bonding scenes plays well.

September 5, 2012 Full Review Source: Time Out
Time Out
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It points you toward the irresistible conclusion that for all his success Sandler feels only contempt for his audience and tremendous insecurity about his own stature in the comedy universe.

June 17, 2012 Full Review Source: Salon.com | Comments (15)
Salon.com
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Surprisingly mean-spirited from start to finish.

June 17, 2012 Full Review Source: Newsday | Comments (6)
Newsday
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Sandler's latest wicked pissah, a paean to let-it-all-hang-out party-guy sloppiness...

June 17, 2012 Full Review Source: Village Voice | Comments (17)
Village Voice
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If someone told you about almost every joke in That's My Boy, you would think they were either a sociopath or a budding serial killer.

June 16, 2012 Full Review Source: MSN Movies
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Vulgar, tasteless, mean-spirited and most offensive of all--not funny.

June 15, 2012 Full Review Source: Richard Roeper.com | Comments (47)
Richard Roeper.com
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There is nothing creative, amusing, valuable or interesting about Sandler's work. That's My Boy isn't the worst film I have ever seen; it's just one of the saddest and most exhausting.

November 25, 2013 Full Review Source: Quickflix
Quickflix

This crude and unfunny comedy is easily the worst movie of 2012.

June 30, 2013 Full Review Source: Big Hollywood
Big Hollywood

Yet again Adam Sandler has taken a fairly clever concept for a broad comedy and just detonated it with some of the stupidest, most repetitive gags imaginable.

February 12, 2013 Full Review Source: Deadspin
Deadspin

Crass comedy That's My Boy adds close-to-the-knuckle raunchiness to Sandler's usual mix of stupidity and sentimentality.

January 29, 2013 Full Review Source: Movie Talk
Movie Talk

[M]ay be the most repulsive movie I've ever seen... [L]ike the evil Mirror Universe version of Ted.

January 22, 2013 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
Flick Filosopher

That's My Boy isn't as bad as expected. Don't get me wrong - it's a terrible movie - but it's occasionally funny in spite of itself.

October 10, 2012 Full Review Source: The Standard

I waited until 'tight Tuesdaday' to see it. It was the worst $11.50 I've ever spent. I've bought $11.50 mocktails that gave me more of a buzz than this piece of s---.

September 27, 2012 Full Review Source: The Aristocrat | Comments (3)
The Aristocrat

That's My Boy serves as a morally bankrupt reminder that Sandler, much like many of us, has no interest in changing his ways.

September 18, 2012 Full Review Source: Fan The Fire
Fan The Fire

That's My Boy isn't just the worst film of 2012, it's one of the most morally reprehensible comedies of all time, a disgusting movie you should stay far, far away from.

September 15, 2012 Full Review Source: We Got This Covered | Comments (3)
We Got This Covered

The script, which resorts to incest for laughs, is utterly puerile.

September 12, 2012 Full Review Source: Birmingham Post
Birmingham Post

It may be the worst film, in any genre, ever made.

September 9, 2012 Full Review Source: The Ooh Tray | Comments (2)
The Ooh Tray

Warning: this film contains scenes of incest, masturbation, gerontophilia, statutory rape and Adam Sandler.

September 6, 2012 Full Review Source: Irish Times | Comment (1)
Irish Times

Sometimes you have to ask - why Adam Sandler?

September 3, 2012 Full Review Source: Scotsman
Scotsman

Not nearly as terrible as burped-out Sandler disasters of recent years, there's enough funny stuff here to remind us of his talent.

September 3, 2012 Full Review Source: Empire Magazine
Empire Magazine

[A] mean-spirited, one-gag time waster.

September 3, 2012 Full Review Source: The List
The List

They're estranged. Tired antics ensue.

August 28, 2012 Full Review Source: Total Film | Comment (1)
Total Film

As a whole, the film is startlingly ugly.

August 25, 2012 Full Review Source: CraveOnline
CraveOnline

With its cringe worthy script, repulsive humor, and piss poor excuse of leading men, "That's My Boy" is the equivalent of recreational brain trauma with a slice of shoving a railroad spike through one of your eyes just to pass the time.

July 20, 2012 Full Review Source: Examiner.com
Examiner.com

... cheerless vulgarity instead of laughs.

July 5, 2012 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

Audience Reviews for That's My Boy

Not as bad as it could have been... Somewhere in this movie is a tolerable story about an estranged father and son, and around it is the usual Sandler frat boy schtick. It's immature, it's gross, but I've got to admit: I laughed. Nowhere near as bad as Bulletproof, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, or Little Nicky, but can't keep up with Happy Gilmore or Billy Madison either. What you see is what you get: Sandler using the money from his past successes to give younger, funnier actors an opportunity and to keep his usual crew employed. It's forgettable, disposable work, but honestly... were you expecting anything better?
September 30, 2013
danperry17

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two stars!
May 30, 2013
YodaMasterJedi
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Yep, another Sandler stinker. I honestly don't know why I keep doing it to myself. It's clear he's never going to make another Wedding Singer.
March 31, 2013
romy861

Super Reviewer

A mixed bag that I mostly enjoyed thanks to hyperbolic statements of the film's ineptitude. It really wasn't all that bad, and there were some moments that were actually quite good in terms of comedy. Adam Sandler plays a deadbeat dad who fathered a child with his teacher at the age of 14. The opening scenes of the teacher seducing the child are offensive and mishandled, but not because of their content, but because the film doesn't challenge itself later on and tries to convince us the characters were in love. Andy Samberg plays his role too straight, and Sandler is too obnoxious. BUT, there is at least one silver lining in the most unexpected of places, with Vanilla Ice playing himself in a self-deprecating role that has all the best material, including the final punchline for a warped tattoo joke, and a race against the clock in a car that has to turn into a foot race. The film is more misses than hits, but it also just doesn't give a damn.
February 6, 2013
kiriyamakazou

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    1. Grandma Delores: He shouldn't be masturbating if he's feeling so under-the-weather!
    – Submitted by Chris G (52 days ago)
    1. Donny: Who the fuck is rich in this house?
    – Submitted by Nick d (5 months ago)
    1. Judge: He makes me feel like there's a rainbow coming out of my beaver.
    – Submitted by SuPeR G (7 months ago)
    1. Jamie: It's what good looking people do! They have sex with other good looking people, you know.
    – Submitted by Anna K (12 months ago)
    1. Chad: I've got better morals than that Donnie!
    – Submitted by Anna K (12 months ago)
    1. Brie: It's what good looking people do! They have sex with other good looking people, you know.
    – Submitted by Anna K (12 months ago)
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