'Good Boys' Review

'Good Boys' Review
'Superbad' for Kids (but not appropriate for Kids)

Rating: ★★★★½

A mixture of 'Superbad' and 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off', 'Good Boys' is an absolute blast from start to finish.
With a similar premise to 'Superbad' and this year's 'Booksmart', the film tells the story of grade six best-friends Max, Lucas and Thor who are invited to a kissing party but don't know how to kiss. In their attempts to learn how to kiss, the trio get themselves into increasingly ridiculous situations.
I was impressed by the acting from the young cast, Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams and Brady Noon. They had little to no experience in the genre and/or haven't been in a feature film before. They did very well and shared great chemistry with each other.
The screenplay was amazing. Packed with humourous jokes and memeroble lines that will be quoted in years to come.
The movie is outrageously funny. If you're not a fan of tweens dropping f-bombs or raunchy humor, this is definitely not the movie for you. It was very rare to have moments where I wasn't laughing or at least have a smile on my face. The frat house fight scene left me light-headed due to laughter. The film also did a fantastic job at not undercutting any of the dramatic moments with comedy. It had the patience to let the moment marinate before telling another joke.
With it's talented young cast, great writing, crude and hilarious jokes and surprisingly heartfelt third-act, Gene Stupnitsky's feature debut is not only one of the best comedies of the year, but is also one of the best movies of the year.