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That's My Boy (2012)

R | | 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 eighteenth 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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Donny
... Todd
... Jamie
... Vanilla Ice
... Father McNally
... Chad
... Gerald
... Helen
... Steve Spirou
... Phil
... Phil's Wife
... Kenny
... Grandma Delores
... Champale
... Brie
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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. 30 years later... 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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Donny's Boy  »

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Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,453,714, 17 June 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,931,089

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$58,058,367
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Trivia

Donny Berger is actually based on Uncle Donnie from Adam Sandler's 1999 comedy album Stan & Judy's Kid with the skit "The Psychotic Legend Of Uncle Donnie". See more »

Goofs

In the high school flashback scene (set in 1984), the teenage character of Donny is seen carrying around an "ALF" lunch box. ALF premiered in 1986. See more »

Quotes

Donny: Your mother was a math teacher and I was pretty much a whiz kid myself.
Todd: The ability to make a bong out of a Taco Bell cup does not make you a whiz kid, Donny.
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References Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990) See more »

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Love Song
Written by Frank Hannon and Jeff Keith (as Jeffrey Keith)
Performed by Tesla
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Unwatchable
16 July 2014 | by 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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