26th Jun 2012 2:29am | By Leigh Livingstone
Adam Sandler is back and he is done with the heart-warming, family-friendly comedy routine of recent years. That’s My Boy is the tale of has-been Donny (Sandler) whose only claim to fame was fathering a child with his hot teacher when he was a young teen.
Starring: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, Vanilla Ice
Donny is broke, in trouble with the taxman and out of touch with his son, so he decides to come looking for a handout from soon-to-be-married Todd (Samberg).
The film ends up being extremely ridiculous and that’s what makes it somewhat funny. There are outrageous characters all over the place, from Donny’s best friend “Ice” played by Vanilla Ice (with a cameo that goes on for way too long) to Todd’s future brother-in-law (Milo Ventimiglia) and everyone in between. In fact, viewers would be hard pressed to find a character who isn’t a nutcase.
Just when you think you’ve seen more semen, fart, penis or fat jokes than you can handle, the biggest and most ridiculous plot twist in the film occurs. You might see it coming, but you’ll still leave the cinema shaking your head in disbelief.
Some clever cameos attempt to redeem the film, notably Eva Amurri Martino who plays Donny’s young teacher/seducer. Her own real-life mother Susan Sarandon plays the grown-up jailbird version of this character – but even that one is hard to catch unless you’re a serious film buff.
Verdict: One star