Posted on 11/18/12 12:23 AM
I read nothing good about this comedy starring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, and Leighton Meester. The film received negative reviews from critics, it was a box office failure - failing to bring back its $70 million budget, has been subject of controversy and criticism due to its comedic portrayal of paedophilia, incest and statutory rape... list goes on and on...
The script was written by David Caspe and directed by Sean Anders and they managed together this to become the sixth Sandler film to be rated R. I agree with most of the things written about it but this movie was so wrong, so politically incorrect, so raw and rough around the edges - that all of us watching it laughed our heads off! And there was a few of us with different cultural background, age, sex, race...
The crazy story begins in 1984, when a 13-year-old Donny Berger has an affair with his 22-year-old teacher, Mary McGarricle and they are caught having sex. She is sentenced to 30 years and she gave birth to a baby boy Donny names Han Solo Berger... Story continues on Han Solo's preparations for his wedding. What is the theme is easy to guess: the film was originally titled I Hate You, Dad, it was then changed to Donny's Boy before the producers finally settled on That's My Boy. It is very vulgar, trite, sexist, misogynist, hacky, tacky, gross, sentimental and sometimes really stupid (with occasional flourishes of racism and veiled homophobia) - and funny.