We have a brand new trailer for Good Boys. This comedy is produced by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the duo responsible for such R-rated comedies as Superbad and Sausage Party, amongst others. This time around, they’ve tapped the young Jacob Tremblay (Room), as well as a couple of other talented young up-and-comers, to get delightfully inappropriate in a new coming-of-age comedy that looks like it has all of the ingredients to become a modern classic. It’s also straight-up filthy, but luckily, this new green band trailer is (mostly) safe for work.
The trailer showcases a trio of adolescent boys who are approaching a very important turning point in their lives. They’ve been invited to a party, at which there will be kissing. As we see, the three of them, rather amusingly, are pretty clueless about the opposite sex. Their journey to learn how to kiss gets them into all sorts of wildly inappropriate hijinks, with hilarious results. There is a lot going on, from drug deals gone wrong to dangerous freeway crossings, amongst other messed up scenarios. But all of it looks highly entertaining. And, in as much as this trailer is hiding all of the R-rated shenanigans, it’s very clear this movie isn’t going to pull any punches.
Gene Stupnitsky makes his feature directorial debut here. The cast also includes Molly Gordon, Lil Rel Howery, Will Forte and Midori Francis. However, it’s Keith L. Williams and Brady Noon, who pal around with Jacob Tremblay in the comedy, who are bound to steal the show. Stupnitsky co-wrote the screenplay with Lee Eisenberg. Josh Fagen, Brady Fujikawa and John Powers Middleton serve as executive producers, with Eisenberg also producing alongside James Weaver.
Good Boys centers on 12-year-old Max (Jacob Tremblay) who, after being invited to his first kissing party, is panicking because he doesn’t know how to kiss. Hoping to gain some pointers, Max and his best friends Thor (Brady Noon) and Lucas (Keith L. Williams) decide to use Max’s dad’s drone, to spy on his teenage neighbor. Unfortunately, things go terribly wrong and the drone is wrecked. Desperate to replace it before his dad gets home, Max and his friends skip school and set off on an adventure that leads from one epically bad decision to another.
The movie made its debut at SXSW in Austin, Texas earlier this year and, generally speaking, critics have been rather kind to it thus far. As of this writing, it boasts a 78 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. I myself was lucky enough to catch it during the festival and can confidently say this one is likely going to be a later-summer crowd-pleaser that is probably going to sneak up on a lot of people. Don’t sleep on this one, movie lovers. Good Boys is set to hit theaters on August 16. Be sure to check out the new trailer from the Universal Pictures YouTube channel below.