Good Boys Blu-ray Review

After being invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max (Jacob Tremblay;Room) 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 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 two terrifying teenage girls (Molly Gordon; Life of the Party and Midori Francis;Ocean’s Eight).

Boy, oh boy, this movie may star young kiddos in it, but they definitely should not watch this movie! Don't get me wrong, this was a hilarious and fantastic movie, but for a much older audience than the actors who are in this film. From the pre-opening scene with Seth Rogan taking with the main characters to the last you will have a larger smile on your face than you are comfortable with.

The talent shown by these young actors is astounding. They touch so many different subjects that many of us have been through as a tween/teen, hugely scaled down, versions of this plot, especially at twelve years old. It will leave your mouth agape from the sequence of events as Max and his friends go on this wild adventure to replace his dad's drone before he returns home so that he can go to a popular kids party without being grounded.

After replacing the drone and getting in a huge fight with each other, the group goes on their own path, hanging out with a different crowd. This doesn't last long, but when it happens, Max is the boyfriend type, always being in a relationship, Lucas starts hanging out with what would be considered the nerdy group and Thor goes on to hangout with his drama/theatre friends. During the time that this happens, Max goes from relationship to relationship always being dumped. At one point both of his ex's start dating each other. As a parent of a child in the LGBTQ+ community, I found it quite refreshing that while the plot would have supported a long drawn out overly sexualized kiss between to female characters, the writers did not go down that over-beaten path. Instead towards the end of the movie they showed an age appropriate-healthy same sex relationship. This is something that should not have to be noticed or praised, but for now it is, and I am happy to see same sex relationships not being sexualized, especially the two same sex couples being females. To make that point in a movie that blends what is ‘old folk’ went through and the evolution of what our children are going through today, I thought was great. Orinary  kids trying to figure out who they are meant to be. We've all been through that.

Hilarious, fun, and disturbing. A true comedy that I'll one day let my twelve year old watch when he is a few years older. As for now, the hubby and I have watched this twice and can't stop laughing. Good Boys is now available on blu-ray and DVD!

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received Good Boys on blu-ray at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.


  1. The previews of this movie look really funny - it's on my TO WATCH list :)

    1. It's so funny! We hope you get a chance to see it, worth a watch!