That's My Boy (2012)

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Critic Consensus: 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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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
Rating:
R (for crude sexual content throughout, nudity, pervasive language and some drug use)
Genre:
Comedy
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Written By:
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Cast

Tony Orlando
as Steve Spirou
James Caan
as Father McNally
Blake Clark
as Gerald
Meagen Fay
as Helen
Vanilla Ice
as Himself
Will Forte
as Phil
Rachel Dratch
as Phil's Wife
Peggy Stewart
as Grandma Delores
Luenell
as Champale
Ciara
as Brie
Ana Gasteyer
as Mrs. Ravensdale
Eva Amurri
as Mary McGarricle
Justin Weaver
as Young Donny
Susan Sarandon
as Mary McGarricle (Present Day)
Todd Bridges
as Himself
Dan Patrick
as Randall Morgan
Rex Ryan
as Jim Nance
Dana Min Goodman
as Bridesmaid
Julia Wolov
as Bridesmaid
Abigail Klein
as Bridesmaid
Carrie Wiita
as Bridesmaid
Rebecca Marshall
as Bridesmaid
Jackie Sandler
as Masseuse
Erin Andrews
as Randall Morgan's Receptionist
Sam Kaufman
as School Buddy #1
Daniel Mendelson
as School Buddy #2
Colin Quinn
as Strip Club DJ
Peter Dante
as Dante Spirou
Rao Rampilla
as Convenience Store Owner
Patty Ross
as Judge
Chris Titone
as Hotel Desk Clerk #1
J.D. Donaruma
as Hotel Desk Clerk #2
Alan Thicke
as TV Version of Donny's Dad
Ian Ziering
as TV Version of Donny
Sadie Sandler
as Lemonade Stand Kid
Sunny Sandler
as Lemonade Stand Kid
Abdoulaye N'Gom
as Father Shakalu
Baron Davis
as Gym Coach
Amber Paul
as Halo Stripper
Johnny Cocktails
as Tubby Tuke
Dennis Dugan
as School Janitor
Allen Zwolle
as Principal
Nancy Yee
as Maid
Koji Kataoka
as Butler
Jason Venezia
as Naked Guy in Car
Kristen Valinch
as Naked Lady in Car
Sheriden Thomas
as Female Gym Teacher
Claude Tondreau
as Class President Candidate
Michael J. Cammilleri
as Member of Jazz Trio at Party
Scott Beardsley
as Member of Jazz Trio at Party
Christian E. Boeger
as Member of Jazz Trio at Party
Sue Lee
as Makeup Girl
Robert Harvey
as Cocktail Party Guest
Randall Morgan
as Camera Crew Member
Paul Pabst
as Producer Tommy Kleinschmidt
Todd Fritz
as Joey the Cameraman
Patrick O'Connor
as Cameraman Charles Hornbeam Jr.
Andrew J. Perloff
as Lou "Boom Mic" Giammona
Rich Eisen
as Marathon Race Announcer
Eva Amurri Martino
as Mary McGarricle
Christopher Titone
as Hotel Desk Clerk #1
Brad Grunberg
as Tubby Tuke
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Critic Reviews for That's My Boy

All Critics (113) | Top Critics (31)

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

September 5, 2012
Time Out
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 17, 2012
Salon.com
Top Critic

Surprisingly mean-spirited from start to finish.

Full Review… | June 17, 2012
Newsday
Top Critic

Sandler's latest wicked pissah, a paean to let-it-all-hang-out party-guy sloppiness...

Full Review… | June 17, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 16, 2012
MSN Movies
Top Critic

Vulgar, tasteless, mean-spirited and most offensive of all--not funny.

Full Review… | June 15, 2012
Richard Roeper.com
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for That's My Boy

½

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?

Daniel Perry
Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

two stars!

MisterYoda ?
MisterYoda ?

Super Reviewer

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.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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