An ornery father moves in with his soon-to-be-married son.
" That's My Boy isn't a comedy about a regressive '80s burnout who never grew up, but a paean to the virtues of remaining the same vulgar, bullying nincompoop at 40 that you were at 14. "
" Lowbrow comedy goes subterranean in "That's My Boy," a product of the Adam Sandler movie factory unpolluted by a trace of ambition or wit. "
" Sandler's latest wicked pissah, a paean to let-it-all-hang-out party-guy sloppiness... "
" The basic joke keeps on giving and the sweetness of the parent-child bonding scenes plays well. "
" Another bottom-of-the-barrel raunchfest that is bound to make far more money than such sludge could ever deserve. "
" Mr. Sandler manages a frame or so of genuine sentiment, and the caricature is so ugly it's cute. He's a performer, and there are moments when audiences will surrender to his shtick. Moments. "
" How did American comedies come to rely on raunch rather than wordplay? "
" Surprisingly mean-spirited from start to finish. "
" Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to watch something funnier than That's My Boy. It's a video of my mother being torn apart by bears. Good day. "
" A thousand times better and funnier than Jack and Jill, Sandler's last movie, yet still falls short of actually being good... "
" Will be construed by the faithful as an embarrassment of riches and by the rest of us as cruel and unusual punishment... "
" If someone told you about almost every joke in That's My Boy, you would think they were either a sociopath or a budding serial killer. "
" Most of this is just gross without being funny, full of the go-to jokes (fat people running! old people talking dirty!) that only dirty-minded kids would laugh at. "
" Vulgar, tasteless, mean-spirited and most offensive of all--not funny. "
" Is it time for Adam Sandler to stop appearing in his own movies? "
" Sandler's Berger is the most loutish, annoying character he's come up with since "Little Nicky." Nicky came from hell; viewers of "That's My Boy" will feel like they're in it. "
" The script sometimes seems to have been written by a 13-year-old. "
" Central to the movie's deficiencies is Sandler's inability to create a comic character. "
" On some level I marveled at the conviction that Adam Sandler pours into playing a character like Donny Berger, a boneheaded, loud-mouthed alcoholic loser from Boston. "
" It points you toward the irresistible conclusion that for all his success Sandler feels only contempt for his audience and tremendous insecurity about his own stature in the comedy universe. "
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