[UPDATE: Check out the Green-band trailer for That’s My Boy]
You may have heard Adam Sandler’s newest comedy referred to as I Hate You Dad and/or Donny’s Boy, but the official title is apparently That’s My Boy and today we have a red-band trailer for the film to share.
After a string of critically-panned comedies (see: Just Go With It and Jack and Jill – or rather, never, ever see them), the question is whether or not Sandler can still deliver comedy in the vein of his early hits, like Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore and The Waterboy. Unfortunately, the That’s My Boy trailer is not at all a guarantee that Sandler has gotten his groove back.
In That’s My Boy, Sandler plays Donny, a vintage scumbag who is facing jail time for tax evasion. When Donny learns that his son (SNL‘s Andy Samberg) is a hedge fund manager about to tie the knot (with Gossip Girl‘s Leighton Meester), he sees an opportunity to earn some quick cash to appease the feds. But when Donny’s wild-partying ways come crashing into his son’s buttoned-down life, chaos (peppered with father/son bonding) ensues:
UPDATE: Now check out the Green-band trailer, which gives a little more background on the story – namely that Donny conceived his son when he was about 13:
It’s clear what kind of character Sandler is going for in this film, the only problem is: the schtick just feels kind of dated coming from the actor. If this movie were coming out in Sandler’s ’90s heyday, it would be winner, perhaps – but these days we have a new breed of dirtbag ruling the screen (see: Danny McBride in just about anything he’s in). Watching Adam Sandler channel Kenny Powers? We’ll leave it to you to decide if that’s worth a movie ticket.
Source: Columbia Pictures