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What's this? An R-rated comedy from Adam Sandler? That's My Boy!

03.01.2012by:

Adam Sandler, a name which used to be synonymous with fun, goofball humor and later morphed into an abysmal rut of toilet humor dredge. However, given all the mindless crap that he's delivered throughout the years, he's given a shot to venturing into some more adult-themed work (SPANGLISH, FUNNY PEOPLE) so I guess we can't beat the guy up too much. At least he tried, we just didn't bite.

Now, it appears Sandler is getting into the R-rated comedy market with THAT'S MY BOY alongside fellow SNL player, Adam Samberg.  The pic is directed by John Morris and Sean Anders, the creative team behind HOT TUB TIME MACHINE.

Check out the red-band trailer below:

I won't say this looks hilarious, but it's definitely one I'd like to see. Given that I've avoided the majority of Sandler's work of late, this looks at least mildly appealing and a possible return to form for the comedian. I'd much rather see more of this type of work than GROWN UPS 2, that's for damn sure.

The film also stars Leighton Meester, James Caan, Eva Amurri, Susan Sarandon, Milo Ventimiglia, Will Forte, Colin Quinn, Todd Bridges, Vanilla Ice and Ian Ziering.  Yes, THAT Vanilla Ice.

Here's the synopsis:

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.

THAT'S MY BOY stumbles into theaters on June 15, 2013

Oh, dear Leighton...

Extra Tidbit: I actually thought Funny People was quite good, but get why certain people weren't into it. It's an underrated flick and I think it will gain more steam over time.
Source: MTV

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6:59AM on 03/02/2012
say what you will, but this looks good
say what you will, but this looks good
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1:04AM on 03/02/2012
No thanks. I like my raunchy comedy with a side does of clever, and this does not appear to have that.
No thanks. I like my raunchy comedy with a side does of clever, and this does not appear to have that.
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9:45AM on 03/02/2012
I agree with that.
I agree with that.
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7:10PM on 03/01/2012

PUNCH DRUNK LOVE

"he's given a shot to venturing into some more adult-themed work (SPANGLISH, FUNNY PEOPLE)" Spanglish? Please, reference my post's title.
"he's given a shot to venturing into some more adult-themed work (SPANGLISH, FUNNY PEOPLE)" Spanglish? Please, reference my post's title.
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7:46PM on 03/01/2012
What about Reign Over Me?
What about Reign Over Me?
6:40PM on 03/01/2012
I'm not interested in this film at all but just wanted to add that this film was written by the creator of Happy Endings and rewritten by the team behind Wanderlust. The creative team behind Hot Tub Time Machine do serve as directors, but the film was written by David Caspe, Ken Marino, and David Wain. That might even be a better selling point for some.
I'm not interested in this film at all but just wanted to add that this film was written by the creator of Happy Endings and rewritten by the team behind Wanderlust. The creative team behind Hot Tub Time Machine do serve as directors, but the film was written by David Caspe, Ken Marino, and David Wain. That might even be a better selling point for some.
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5:59PM on 03/01/2012
Sandler didn't write it so it might be good, but I'm neutral on it for now because he's in it. So, yaaaaa..........
Sandler didn't write it so it might be good, but I'm neutral on it for now because he's in it. So, yaaaaa..........
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5:25PM on 03/01/2012
This looks hilarious.. I really liked funny people. I never understood the hate. It's a dramedy and i thought the balance in it was pretty great. Also would like to add that Bedtime Stories is a great kids movie, and I think it unfairly gets thrown in with his stinkers of late.
This looks hilarious.. I really liked funny people. I never understood the hate. It's a dramedy and i thought the balance in it was pretty great. Also would like to add that Bedtime Stories is a great kids movie, and I think it unfairly gets thrown in with his stinkers of late.
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4:48PM on 03/01/2012
You know, I'm not much of a fan of Sandler anymore, like so many others, but this film has more going for it than just Sandler. Samberg is hilarious and there's a good cast behind this, not to mention that Morris and Anders did a good job with Hot Tub. I'll also give Sandler the benefit of the doubt. Everything he's done lately has been crap from the get go, so maybe something a little more skewed towards his earlier comedies will be a better film. And why does everyone seem to forget Punch
You know, I'm not much of a fan of Sandler anymore, like so many others, but this film has more going for it than just Sandler. Samberg is hilarious and there's a good cast behind this, not to mention that Morris and Anders did a good job with Hot Tub. I'll also give Sandler the benefit of the doubt. Everything he's done lately has been crap from the get go, so maybe something a little more skewed towards his earlier comedies will be a better film. And why does everyone seem to forget Punch Drunk Love, which was arguably Sandler's best role.
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4:41PM on 03/01/2012

Oh One more thing...

YUM YUM YUM for that pic :)
YUM YUM YUM for that pic :)
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4:27PM on 03/01/2012
This looks great! This is what Sandler needs to be doing more often, back to his roots! Although I do think Funny People was a brilliant film.
This looks great! This is what Sandler needs to be doing more often, back to his roots! Although I do think Funny People was a brilliant film.
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3:45PM on 03/01/2012
You don't get why certain people weren't into funny people?! 1- it's not that funny, 2 - parts of it are fucking depressing, 3 - it's WAY TOO FUCKING LONG. No comedy should have that run time. It's a comedy not The Godfather. And sorry to say what happened to Adam Sandler is money. Too much money has made him lazy and obviously took away that hunger that he once had. Hunger that made him want to fight for success, hunger that warrants real creativity. But you can't blame him, I mean it's pretty
You don't get why certain people weren't into funny people?! 1- it's not that funny, 2 - parts of it are fucking depressing, 3 - it's WAY TOO FUCKING LONG. No comedy should have that run time. It's a comedy not The Godfather. And sorry to say what happened to Adam Sandler is money. Too much money has made him lazy and obviously took away that hunger that he once had. Hunger that made him want to fight for success, hunger that warrants real creativity. But you can't blame him, I mean it's pretty hard to remember how hunger felt when your bank account has 8 figures.
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4:00PM on 03/01/2012
So no comedy movie can also be fucking depressing? Or long for that matter? I think Funny People is a great dramatic film, completely underrated and hated on by people like you who for some reason hold the fact that its a challenging film rather then a stupid funny one against it.
So no comedy movie can also be fucking depressing? Or long for that matter? I think Funny People is a great dramatic film, completely underrated and hated on by people like you who for some reason hold the fact that its a challenging film rather then a stupid funny one against it.
4:17PM on 03/01/2012
I concur with izzy2024. Tell me Bad Santa isn't inherently depressing- I dare you! Plenty of morbid comedies. Secondly, Funny People was a dramedy. A drama about funny people, hence the title. Also- Sandler's humor hasn't really changed, the budgets just got bigger, leading to him indulging more in the hair, prop and make up department's talents, which is why we get films like Jack and Jill.
I concur with izzy2024. Tell me Bad Santa isn't inherently depressing- I dare you! Plenty of morbid comedies. Secondly, Funny People was a dramedy. A drama about funny people, hence the title. Also- Sandler's humor hasn't really changed, the budgets just got bigger, leading to him indulging more in the hair, prop and make up department's talents, which is why we get films like Jack and Jill.
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3:34PM on 03/01/2012
If by chance there was a person on these boards who already saw this movie (When it was still called I Hate You, Dad), this person may be inclined to tell you all that this movie was absolutely 100% hilarious! For those that hate Adam Sandler movies, you will like it, because this isn't a "Sandler" movie. It is just an insanely hilarious movie, from the dudes that made Sex Drive & Hot Tub Time Machine. (Sex Drive being one of my favorite comedies of recent memory).

This movie will have
If by chance there was a person on these boards who already saw this movie (When it was still called I Hate You, Dad), this person may be inclined to tell you all that this movie was absolutely 100% hilarious! For those that hate Adam Sandler movies, you will like it, because this isn't a "Sandler" movie. It is just an insanely hilarious movie, from the dudes that made Sex Drive & Hot Tub Time Machine. (Sex Drive being one of my favorite comedies of recent memory).

This movie will have people singing Sandlers praises again, it was fucking hilarious.

That is, if someone had already seen this movie!
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3:16PM on 03/01/2012
This looks pretty bad. But can I say that Adam Sandler-as-role model seemed an odd fit. This is where I used to think his career was gonna go, but not in a bad way. Samberg as straight-man also seems odd. This is the kind of movie that looks like it could've been great, but they maybe went overboard.

Eh, that's Sandler in a nutshell. Everything he does (not Apatow or Anderson) he takes it too far. Seriously, a lot of the shit he's made could have been if not great, at least tolerable, if he
This looks pretty bad. But can I say that Adam Sandler-as-role model seemed an odd fit. This is where I used to think his career was gonna go, but not in a bad way. Samberg as straight-man also seems odd. This is the kind of movie that looks like it could've been great, but they maybe went overboard.

Eh, that's Sandler in a nutshell. Everything he does (not Apatow or Anderson) he takes it too far. Seriously, a lot of the shit he's made could have been if not great, at least tolerable, if he didn't insist on pushing the envelope just a little over the edge.
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2:54PM on 03/01/2012
This looks awful. Sandler is morphing into a cartoon more fit for Adult Swim than for the big screen. WTF...P.S. Leighton Meester is hot as balls AND re: tidbit yes I think Funny People will develop a cult following.
This looks awful. Sandler is morphing into a cartoon more fit for Adult Swim than for the big screen. WTF...P.S. Leighton Meester is hot as balls AND re: tidbit yes I think Funny People will develop a cult following.
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2:29PM on 03/01/2012
Looks better than "Jack & Jill" and "Grown Ups", but Adam Sandler doing a cringe-worthy Boston accent (with a little Waterboy thrown in) for an hour and a half? Yikes.
Looks better than "Jack & Jill" and "Grown Ups", but Adam Sandler doing a cringe-worthy Boston accent (with a little Waterboy thrown in) for an hour and a half? Yikes.
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2:26PM on 03/01/2012

this movie looks like it could be good

and btw for anyone that CAN'T VIEW THE VIDEO because they aren't in the 'right' region, you can check it out here: [link]
...but in all honesty it's not an R rating that Sandler needs. I mean really look at his biggest hits...
Happy Gilmore
Billy Madison
The Longest Yard
The Wedding Singer
Big Daddy
Waterboy
Mr. Deeds
Anger Management
etc.
all PG-13... what the dude needs is a good script, he just needs material... anyways I've been lookin forward to this one for a long time, just
and btw for anyone that CAN'T VIEW THE VIDEO because they aren't in the 'right' region, you can check it out here: [link]
...but in all honesty it's not an R rating that Sandler needs. I mean really look at his biggest hits...
Happy Gilmore
Billy Madison
The Longest Yard
The Wedding Singer
Big Daddy
Waterboy
Mr. Deeds
Anger Management
etc.
all PG-13... what the dude needs is a good script, he just needs material... anyways I've been lookin forward to this one for a long time, just for the mere duo of Samberg and Sandler, so it should be fun!
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