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"GOOD BOYS"
(2019) (Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams) (R)


At-A-Glace Content Summary

Alcohol/Drugs Extreme
Blood/Gross Stuff Moderate
Disrespectful/Bad Attitude Extreme
Frightening/Tense Scenes Moderate
Gun/Weapons Moderate
Imitative Behavior Extreme
Jump Scenes Moderate
Music (Scary/Tense) Mild
Music (Inappropriate) Heavy
Profanity Extreme
Sex/Nudity Extreme
Smoking None
Tense Family Scenes Moderate
Topics to Talk About Heavy
Violence Heavy


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: Three sixth-grade boys get into various misadventures when they ditch school, wreck an expensive drone, come into possession of illegal drugs, and obsess over getting invited to their first "kissing party."
PLOT:
Max (JACOB TREMBLAY), Lucas (KEITH L. WILLIAMS), and Thor (BRADY NOON) are three sixth-graders who have been best friends since kindergarten, but now find themselves starting to drift apart. Max has a big interest in girls and crushes hard on a pretty classmate, Brixlee (MILLIE DAVIS). Lucas is reeling from the recent news that his parents (LIL REL HOWERY and RETTA) are getting a divorce and just wants life to stay the same as much as possible. Thor, meanwhile, is a budding musical theater kid who is tamping down his talents in order to hopefully fit in with the cool crowd.

Max gets invited to his first "kissing party" and freaks out when he learns that Brixlee will also be there. He doesn't know the first thing about kissing, and an initial Internet search only turns up pornography. So, he disobeys his father (WILL FORTE) and pilots his drone over the backyard of his teenage neighbor, Hannah (MOLLY GORDON), hoping to spy on her and her boyfriend, Benji (JOSH CARAS), making out. But he's too late. Benji and Hannah have already broken up, and Hannah and her best friend, Lily (MIDORI FRANCIS), capture Max's drone and refuse to give it back to Max.

When Thor steals Hannah's purse containing drugs, though, a day of debauchery follows in which the three boys run afoul of the relentless girls, a convenience store cop, eight lanes of freeway traffic, a frat house drug den, and more all while ditching school. As their misadventure gets more and more harrowing, the boys question whether life is pulling them in three different directions.

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
Teens will probably want to see this youth-skewing, very raunchy, very R-rated comedy.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For strong crude sexual content, drug and alcohol material, and language throughout, all involving tweens.


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