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That's My Boy (2012)

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

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15 June 2012 (USA)  »

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Donny's Boy  »

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$36,931,089 (USA) (20 July 2012)
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Susan Sarandon also played a teacher who had a relationship with an underage student in 30 Rock: Queen of Jordan (2011) See more »

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In the courtroom a cameraman punches young Donny in the face and calls him a dumb ass. The cameraman clearly misses Donny. He just makes a punching motion in front of Donny a considerable distance away. See more »

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[from trailer]
Todd: You were basically the worst parent ever!
Donny: I was awesome!
Todd: You let me eat cake and lollipops for breakfast every day!
Donny: That's what you asked for!
Todd: You're supposed to say no!
Todd: I didn't know what I was doing! I was 13,14 years old!
Todd: You know, what I remember is ME having to drive YOU home from the beach that time, because you were too drunk!
Donny: Somebody else's dad would have had another guy drive home!
Todd: I was eight!
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Written by Rick Allen, Joe Elliott, Stephen Clark (as Steve Clark), Rick Savage, Peter Willis and Robert John Lange
Performed by Def Leppard
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16 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After seeing this horrible film (on a dare), I was confused. How could Adam Sandler take such an absolute nosedive in his career so quickly and completely? I mean, he's demonstrated that he has some talent and knows how to make a funny movie (Wedding Singer, Zohan, etc.), and even his mediocre movies (all the others) aren't really truly awful... until Jack and Jill and now this. He does seem to be actively campaigning for his very own Razzie category at this point.

Then I had a revelation. Maybe this is all part of some elaborate real-time performance art piece, á la Joaquin Phoenix in I'm Still Here, in which Sandler deliberately tanks his career in the most public and humiliating way possible. Then after finally hitting rock bottom, he'll go on Letterman and proclaim the last five years a hoax and release an indie documentary about the nature of fame, Hollywood, and the human experience, finally going on to win a prize at Sundance.

At least that's what I hope, because if that isn't in fact what is happening here, the other option is almost too sad and depressing to think about. So fingers crossed for the whole hoax/indie documentary thing.


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