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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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The story of a child... and his son. 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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One of the rare Adam Sandler movies not to make back its budget in domestic release. Shot for $70 million, it grossed $57 million in the USA. See more »

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In the scene after Grandma finds all of the tissues on Donny's bed, Todd goes into the bathroom to wash his hands. When Todd comes out of the bathroom, the light is on, but when Donny says the line about "La Vida Loca," the light is off. See more »

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Donny: Hi, I'm Todd Peterson.
Hotel Desk Clerk #1: No, you're not. You're Donny Berger. You got your teacher pregnant.
Donny: Okay.
[Donny walks over to the next clerk]
Donny: Hi, I'm Todd Peterson.
Hotel Desk Clerk #2: What can I do for you, Mr. Peterson?
Donny: What room was my fiance in again?
Hotel Desk Clerk #2: Let me check, 641.
Donny: Thanks, you're a stud.
[the first clerk gives the second clerk a confused look]
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Lawd Have Mercy
Written by Kenneth Barclay, Joseph Sharrino, William Taylor and James Vieira
Performed by El Camino
Courtesy of LoveCat Music
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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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