Editor’s Note: Vanyaland’s Nick Johnston reviewed this film earlier this year while covering South-By-Southwest’s 2019 Film Festival; with it hitting theaters this week, we’ve re-published it below. Click here for our all our coverage from SXSW.
Gene Stupinsky’s Good Boys is based around the central thesis that children swearing will never not be funny to an adult audience, and its success with each individual viewer will depend on whether or not that thesis proves true to you. If you’re the kind of person who doesn’t want to have children, this will be a hyper-cacophonous trip into your darkest nightmares, full of shouting and screaming, with only the occasional joke worthy of your laughter. However, if you’re an idiot like me, you’ll probably have a great time with this, as its brand of dumb-yet-sweet childhood comedy will endear you