Good Boys (15)



Comedy (2019)
90mins US

Starring: Keith L. Williams, Jacob Tremblay, Brady Noon, Midori Francis, Molly Gordon
Director: Gene Stupnitsky
Writer(s): Lee Eisenberg, Gene Stupnitsky
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Max, Thor and Lucas are founder members of The Bean Bag Boys, a close-knit crew of hormone-addled 12-year-olds who live on the same block. They ride around the neighbourhood, trying to act cool so they can avoid the most inglorious fate for any newly promoted sixth grader: becoming "a social piranha". To that end, Max is delighted to be personally invited to a kissing party thrown by cool kid Soren and he persuades the host to add Thor and Lucas to the guest list.

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Good Boys (15)

Good boys go bad in director Gene Stupnitsky's potty-mouthed coming-of-age comedy, a haphazard misadventure in the company of three pre-teen pals on the precipice of puberty. Producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg traversed similarly messy territory in Superbad with older characters bound for college. In Stupnitsky's script, co-written by Lee Eisenberg, the unsettling transition from fifth to sixth grade provides a loose dramatic framework for lurid life lessons for a cherubic trinity, whose hilariously misinformed understanding of (the opposite) sex has been gleaned from playground hearsay...

Good Boys. Copyright: Universal Pictures. Caption: Lucas (Keith L. Williams), Thor (Brady Noon) and Max (Jacob Tremblay) in Good Boys, written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky and directed by Stupnitsky. All Rights Reserved.For these Good Boys, the forbidden fruit of an internet search for pornography on a parents' laptop has yet to be tasted and the closest they have come to experimentation is giving one of their computer game avatars a pair of painfully pendulous love cushions. The youngsters naively mistake a full-size sex doll for a CPR aid - providing the film with its first gross-out punchline - and fashion a chain of their parents' secondhand pleasure beads into an oversized pink necklace for one potential love interest. Her wincing response to the jewellery's pungent aroma provides another collective groan of disgust.

Max (Jacob Tremblay), Thor (Brady Noon) and Lucas (Keith L Williams) are founder members of The Bean Bag Boys, a close-knit crew of hormone-addled 12-year-olds who live on the same block. They ride around the neighbourhood, trying to act cool so they can avoid the most inglorious fate for any newly promoted sixth grader: becoming "a social piranha". To that end, Max is delighted to be personally invited to a kissing party thrown by cool kid Soren (Izaac Wang) and he persuades the host to add Thor and Lucas to the guest list. There's just one hitch, none of The Bean Bag Boys have ever locked lips with a girl and they worry their inexperience will be their undoing. Max has a brainwave: he will pilot his father's drone and spy on Hannah (Molly Gordon), who lives down the street. "My neighbour's a nymphomaniac," Max confidently explains to his wide-eyed buddies. "She has sex on land and sea." Unfortunately, Max crash-lands his old man's prized gizmo and Hannah and gal pal Lilly (Midori Francis) hold the drone hostage. Their chosen ransom is a bottle of ecstasy pills from Hannah's knucklehead boyfriend, Benji (Josh Caras).

Good Boys relies heavily on sex toys for laughs and the novelty of these items in the hands of unsuspecting tykes does wear thin. Tremblay, Noon and Williams pickpocket generous laughs with their escapades. At almost every turn, they are blissfully unaware of the seriousness of their predicament apart from one set-piece, a madcap dash across three lanes of a fast-moving highway, that comes uncomfortably close to being misjudged. Thankfully, the characters and Stupnitsky's film emerge relatively unscathed.

- Sam Cannon

Good Boys. Copyright: Universal Pictures. Caption: Lucas (Keith L. Williams), Thor (Brady Noon) and Max (Jacob Tremblay) in Good Boys, written by Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky and directed by Stupnitsky. All Rights Reserved.


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From Friday 13th September
To Thursday 19th September

- Antrim, Antrim Omniplex
- Arklow, Arklow Omniplex
- Armagh, Armagh Omniplex
- Ashbourne, Vue Ashbourne
- Ashford, Cineworld Ashford
- Athlone, IMC Athlone
- Ballina, IMC Ballina
- Ballymena, IMC Ballymena
- Bangor, Bangor Omniplex
- Barrow-in-Furness, Vue Barrow (Apollo)
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Batley, Showcase Cinema De Lux Leeds
- Bedford, Vue Bedford
- Belfast, Dundonald Omniplex
- Belfast, Kennedy Centre Belfast Omniplex
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Belfast, Movie House Dublin Road
- Bicester, Vue Bicester
- Birkenhead, Vue Birkenhead
- Birmingham, Cineworld Birmingham NEC
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Blackpool, The Reel Picture
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Braintree, Cineworld Braintree
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Bundoran, Eclipse Cinemas Bundoran
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Cardiff, Showcase Cardiff Nantgarw
- Cardiff, Vue Cardiff
- Carlow, Carlow Omniplex
- Carlow, IMC Carlow
- Carmarthen, Vue Carmarthen (Apollo)
- Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus Omniplex
- Cavan Town, Odeon Cavan
- Clonmel, IMC Clonmel
- Coleraine, Movie House Coleraine
- Cork, Cork Omniplex
- Coventry, Showcase Cinema De Lux Coventry
- Craigavon, Craigavon Omniplex
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Downpatrick, Downpatrick Omniplex
- Drogheda, The Arc Cinema, Drogheda
- Dublin, Balbriggan Omniplex
- Dublin, Cineworld Dublin
- Dublin, Dublin Rathmines Omniplex
- Dublin, IMC Santry
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Odeon Blanchardstown
- Dublin, Odeon Coolock
- Dublin, Savoy
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dundalk, Dundalk Omniplex
- Dundalk, IMC Dundalk
- Dungannon, Dungannon Omniplex
- Dungarvan, SGC
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Enniskillen, IMC Enniskillen
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Farnborough, Vue Farnborough
- Galway, Galway - Salthill Omniplex
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Galway, IMC Oranmore
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Glengormley, Movie House Glengormley
- Gorey, [email protected]
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Greenhithe, Showcase Cinema De Lux Bluewater
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Hatfield, Odeon Hatfield
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Kilkenny, IMC Kilkenny Barrack Street
- Killyconigan, Monaghan Omniplex
- Larne, Larne Harbour Omniplex
- Leamington Spa, Vue Leamington Spa (Apollo)
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Lifford, Eclipse Cinemas Lifford
- Limerick, Limerick Omniplex
- Limerick, Vue Limerick
- Lisburn, Lisburn Omniplex
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Londonderry, Derry Omniplex
- Longford, Longford Omniplex
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Mullingar, IMC Mullingar
- Navan, The Arc Cinema, Navan
- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Vue Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Cineworld Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Newry, Newry Omniplex
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Nottingham, Showcase Cinema De Lux Nottingham
- Omagh, IMC Omagh
- Omagh, Omagh Omniplex
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Perth, Perth Playhouse
- Peterborough, Showcase Cinema De Lux Peterborough
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Preston, Vue Preston
- Reading, Showcase Cinema De Lux Reading
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redditch, Vue Redditch (Apollo)
- Renfrew, Odeon Braehead
- Roscommon, Roscommon Omniplex
- Salford, Vue Manchester Lowry
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Sligo, Sligo Omniplex
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Cinema De Lux Teesside
- Stroud, Vue Stroud (Apollo)
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thornton-Cleveleys, Vue Cleveleys
- Thurles, IMC Thurles
- Tralee, Tralee Omniplex
- Tullamore, IMC Tullamore
- Wallsend, Odeon Silverlink
- Walsall, Showcase Walsall
- Waterford, Odeon Waterford
- Waterford, Waterford Omniplex
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Wexford, Wexford Omniplex
- Wolverhampton, Cineworld Wolverhampton
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- York, Vue York
From Friday 20th September
To Thursday 26th September

- Aberdeen, Vue Aberdeen
- Altrincham, Vue Altrincham (Apollo)
- Armagh, Armagh Omniplex
- Ashbourne, Vue Ashbourne
- Athlone, IMC Athlone
- Barrow-in-Furness, Vue Barrow (Apollo)
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Batley, Showcase Cinema De Lux Leeds
- Bedford, Vue Bedford
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Bicester, Vue Bicester
- Birkenhead, Vue Birkenhead
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Cardiff, Showcase Cardiff Nantgarw
- Cardiff, Vue Cardiff
- Carlisle, Vue Carlisle
- Carlow, IMC Carlow
- Carmarthen, Vue Carmarthen (Apollo)
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Dublin, IMC Santry
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Savoy
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Enniskillen, IMC Enniskillen
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Galway, IMC Oranmore
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Silverburn
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Greenhithe, Showcase Cinema De Lux Bluewater
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Hartlepool, Vue Hartlepool
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Kilkenny, IMC Kilkenny Barrack Street
- Lancaster, Vue Lancaster
- Leamington Spa, Vue Leamington Spa (Apollo)
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Limerick, Vue Limerick
- Lisburn, Lisburn Omniplex
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Vue Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Newry, Newry Omniplex
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Omagh, IMC Omagh
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Preston, Vue Preston
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redditch, Vue Redditch (Apollo)
- Renfrew, Odeon Braehead
- Rhyl, Vue Rhyl (Apollo)
- Roscommon, Roscommon Omniplex
- Salford, Vue Manchester Lowry
- Scunthorpe, Vue Scunthorpe
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Cinema De Lux Teesside
- Stroud, Vue Stroud (Apollo)
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thornton-Cleveleys, Vue Cleveleys
- Tullamore, IMC Tullamore
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Wexford, Wexford Omniplex
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- York, Vue York


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