Seth Rogen‘s Superbad really knew what it was like for an innocent outside kid to try hard to desperately fit in by engaging in illicit and illegal activity. But things are a little bit different in Good Boys, his new produced raunchy comedy featuring Room‘s Jacob Tremblay as the lead of a trio of kids, who probably can’t reach the height requirements for a roller coaster, who will try to get into a kissing party. But their attempts lead them to all sorts of trouble that involve cops, drug dealers, frat boys, and so much more.
Check out the trailer here below.
It’s hard not to see the Superbad comparisons in this film, considering that it involves kids you’d never expect to get into trouble. The kind of trouble that would land anyone in jail. The comedy is described as “an odyssey of epically bad decisions.”
We’ve already seen Tremblay in some pretty fantastic stuff, but nothing quite like this. So it should be great to see him and Brady Noon and Keith L. Williams try to navigate themselves out of the deep hole of trouble they’ve gotten themselves into.
Here’s the official premise.
Just how bad can one day get? The creative minds behind Superbad, Pineapple Express and Sausage Party take on sixth grade hard in the outrageous comedy, Good Boys.
After being invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max (Room’s Jacob Tremblay) is panicking because he doesn’t know how to kiss. Eager for some pointers, Max and his best friends Thor (Brady Noon, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire) and Lucas (Keith L. Williams, Fox’s The Last Man On Earth) decide to use Max’s dad’s drone – which Max is forbidden to touch – to spy (they think) on a teenage couple making out next door.
But when things go ridiculously wrong, the drone is destroyed. Desperate to replace it before Max’s dad (Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth) gets home, the boys skip school and set off on an odyssey of epically bad decisions involving some accidentally stolen drugs, frat-house paintball, and running from both the cops and terrifying teenage girls (Life of the Party’s Molly Gordon and Ocean’s Eight’s Midori Francis).
From Point Grey producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the writers of Superbad, Pineapple Express and Sausage Party, and James Weaver (Neighbors), Good Boys, from Universal Pictures and Good Universe, is written by the team of Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (NBC’s The Office, Bad Teacher). Eisenberg also produces and Stupnitsky directs.
Directed by Gene Stupnitsky, using a script he co-wrote with Lee Eisenberg, Good Boys also stars Molly Gordon, Lil Rel Howery, and, Will Forte. It opens in theaters on August 16, 2019.