There is always an inherent risk in placing adult themed comedy into the hands of a ‘tween’ cast of actors. The result being a potentially uncomfortable mix of young teens, bad language and sexual jokes. With adult humour interfacing with the sensibility of ensuring childhood innocence is maintained. Good Boys therefore had a difficult path to navigate. In traversing the innocence and exploration of 11 and 12 year old boys. With the humour and raucous energy of older teenage films such as Superbad and Booksmart.
However, with Good Boys writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, carefully navigate this minefield with a fresh and energetic comedy. While mixing classic coming of age themes with laugh out loud comedy. Not only poking fun at its adult audience, but also maintaining the innocence of early adolescence.
Director: Gene Stupnitsky