I've been watching Jacob Tremblay for a few years now. He was fantastic in Room
and I quite enjoyed his performance on an episode of the new Twilight Zone
series (one of the few episodes I liked that season). My wife enjoys comedies (and I do too) so we went to see this.
It's easy to tell when you're watching a Seth Rogen movie (in this case a producer) as it deals a lot with sex and has a lot of coarse language. I'm no prude and it doesn't bother me but I do think it can be overdone and it is the focus of a LOT of comedies but I guess sex sells so they keep making them.
It's always a little weird at first to hear 12-year-olds cursing constantly but I suppose that might have to do more with my own childhood than anything else. So to get this back on track, I enjoyed the movie and there are some really funny/entertaining/gross moments.
Tremblay is the best part for me and I will certainly watch him in future roles. This movie deals a lot with how innocent/naive kids are at 12 and I found myself doubting a lot of it. I certainly knew about sex when I was twelve and some scenes are hard to believe.
I was entertained and laughed, it the end it just is a regular comedy that (I don't feel) will be remembered or win any awards. Watch two really funny cameos by Stephen Merchant. I also love the song "I wanna know what love is" by Foreigner and I enjoyed the use of it here.
As I often see, this is an adult movie, please don't bring children, ages 17+. There is drug use, lots of coarse language and plenty of sexual situation/toys. I give it 7.5 out 10, there are some fun moments and I liked the young boys but the story is flimsy and even though it was only 1.5 hours I still got a little bored at the end. That said I would recommend to anyone who enjoys comedies and is looking for a laugh, my wife says to watch the car crash scene closely as she found it the funniest part of the movie.