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That’s My Boy Blu-Ray Review

That's My BoyDirector: Sean Anders

Starring: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, James Caan, Vanilla Ice, Will Forte

Running Time: 114 minutes

Certificate: 15

Extras: Gag Reel, Deleted Scenes, Who Are All These People?, Classy Rick’s Bacon And Legg’s, Greetings From Cape Cod

Films featuring Adam Sandler have grossed $2.2 billion in the US putting him ahead of Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson and Denzel Washington. Watching many of his films this seems unfathomable, but after watching THAT’S MY BOY it will likely make you angry.

Donny begins a sexual relationship with his teacher. When they are found canoodling on school grounds the teacher is sent to prison and Donny left to raise their son, Todd. After years of separation Donny (Sandler) reconnects with Todd (Samberg) before his wedding in the hope of securing cash to avoid prison.

When a film opens with a teacher seducing a 14-year old boy and somehow gets worse you know you’re in for a treat. Running for 114 of the most soul destroying minutes of your life, THAT’S MY BOY is easily one of the most offensive, unfunny and puerile films anybody will ever make.

Andy Samberg has enjoyed success as part of The Lonely Island on SNL with hilarious songs and music videos, the fact he appears here is most likely the result of a criminal conviction only Adam Sandler is aware of – which would also explain James Caan and Susan Sarandon’s cameos.

Screenwriter David Caspe makes his feature debut with this film and the likelihood of him ever working in Hollywood again is slim. His screenplay has racism, paedophillia and a ‘hilarious’ man who suffers from mental illness at its core, offering something for every intolerant social group and performed with worrying gusto by the cast.

Your enjoyment of THAT’S MY BOY depends on a few things; are you racist? Do you find mental illness funny? And your stance on sex with a minor. If you answer yes to the first two and an approval of the last THAT’S MY BOY will be right up your street, the rest of the population will hate every second.

Extras: A gag reel, deleted scenes and each of the featurettes offer as many laughs as the feature – none.

In a THN first, this release receives no stars.  THAT’S MY BOY is available on Blu-ray and DVD now


Sam is a bloody lovely lad born and raised in Bristol (he’s still there and can’t escape). Favourite films include THE LOST BOYS, DRIVE, FIGHT CLUB and COMMANDO, well pretty much any 1980s Arnie film you can throw his way…even RED SONJA. Sam once cancelled a Total Film subscription after they slagged off Teen Wolf. He resubscribed 2 days later.

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  1. John Sharp

    Jan 21, 2013 at 12:57 am

    Its always more fun reading the One Star reviews. Good work, squire, I shall avoid 🙂

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