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That's My Boy (2012)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 15 June 2012 (USA)
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While in his teens, Donny fathered a son, Todd, 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 when Donny resurfaces just before Todd's wedding.

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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. Written by Official site

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Everyone has a teenage crush... Donny's went a little too far. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for crude sexual content throughout, nudity, pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,453,714 (USA) (15 June 2012)

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$36,931,089 (USA) (20 July 2012)
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The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2009 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

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Todd tells Donny, he can't come down to the until he puts on a tie. Donny says he hasn't worn a tie since his mom's funeral when he was 3 but in the court room seen young Donny is wearing a tie for the trial. See more »

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[from trailer]
Jamie: [to Donny] Ever since you got here, Todd's been acting like a different person!
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Unwatchable
16 July 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No spoilers here, because I had to turn it off after about 25 minutes. That was literally as much waiting to see anything remotely funny or interesting as I could stand. And which makes me sad since I've liked, and even loved, other Adam Sandler films. When given a decent script with true humor and character development, he's displayed enough goofy charm and heart to overcome far-fetched situations, over-the-top, cartoonish, secondary characters, and a propensity for bad accents. This script wasn't even close to decent. The premise was totally unfunny at best, and probably takes the cake for sadness and sickness. Crudity substituted for freshness and humor, and not only were all the secondary characters cartoonish and undeveloped, but so were most of the leads. Sandler's character was totally devoid of charm, and his accent may have been the worst ever. Since his company produced it, he has no one to blame for a pathetic, crude, boring script but himself. And his choice begs the question: what was he thinking?


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