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Sandler at his best

I'll admit that when I first received tickets to a preview screening of the new Adam Sandler flick, I was sceptical. His movies of late have been poor to say the least; Jack and Jill could be his worst movie yet, and his voice in Zookeeper was extremely annoying. Nevertheless I gave this new comedy a shot, and I cannot express how glad I was to have done so.

This is the dirtiest, raunchiest and most graphic Adam Sandler film you will ever see. Constant swearing, nudity and drugs fill the screen from beginning to end, but the content is so hilarious that everything just clicks. Andy Samberg and Leighton Meester combine surprisingly well with the ageing Sandler, bouncing laughs off of one another. Various celebrities make memorable appearances and keep audiences entertained throughout. Many of you will be unsure as to whether That's My Boy is worth the entry fee, but if you are a fan of films such as The Hangover, 'Horrible Bosses' and older Sandler films, then don't hesitate to approach.

The story revolves around Donny (Sandler), who got a teacher pregnant when he was a teenager and raised the child (Samberg) whilst the mother served 30 years of jail. Running into trouble with the tax department and suffering from a lack of funds, Donny seeks help from his son, who left when he was 18 to become healthy, successful and engaged to a beautiful young woman (Meester). The rest spirals from here, as the relationship between the two lead characters and the upcoming wedding allow the laughs to flow. The trailer does not do justice to the antics that follow.

So please, do yourself a favour and go and see this flick. It is probably the best comedy so far this year (yes, better than 21 Jump Street) and like me you will leave with a smile. Adam Sandler may have just reignited his career.

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Why? This is Adam Sandler back to his crazy best.
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