Good Boys

Director: Gene Stupnitsky
Year Released: 2019
Rating: 3.0

The "Bean Bag Boys" - Jacob Tremblay, Brady Noon and Keith L. Williams - are sixth graders confused by grown-up things, so when they get invited to a "Kissing Party" (spin-the-bottle) but don't know how to lock lips with a girl, so they use a drone to "spy" on older girls ... but that only gets them into more trouble.  The presence of Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg as producers should naturally lead you to think of Superbad, and it sort of has the same goofball spirit as that movie: one might be led to believe the title is bring ironic, but they really are innocent - they think a sex doll is a CPR manikin, Tremblay gives his crush a "necklace" that's really anal beads, they think drinking four sips of beer is "badass" - which is actually kind of sweet to know considering they are slowly maturing in the Age of the Internet and all sorts of scuzziness around them (the Frat guys, for one example).  It sort loses a bit of its magic in the last act, but before that point it's one of the funniest movies I've seen this year (so many great one liners, delivered with skill by the little ones) and a positive celebration of Boys Being Boys (in a nice consensual way).