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That's My Boy - Film Review

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Adam Sandler fans are once again flocking to cinemas to see his latest collaboration with Sean Anders. That's My Boy is aimed at adult audiences, with a rating of MA15 for strong sexual language, crude humour and coarse language, all of which is delivered in bucket loads.

Sandler plays Donny Berger, a loser who is about to be jailed unless he comes up with a large sum of money to pay his tax debts. Donny shot to fame in his early teens when he impregnated his high school teacher who was jailed for 30 years. However, he's blown all the money from his notorious celebrity years and his only hope to keep out of jail lies with his son who left home as soon as he could and hated his father so much for his dreadful childhood that he changed his identity and avoided all contact with his father.

Unfortunately, the son is a high profile hedge fund genius millionaire whose photo makes headlines when his society wedding is announced. Donny crashes the pre-wedding meeting of the parents hideaway and what follows is a rip-roaring couple of days in the style of The Hangover. Vanilla Ice plays himself as Donny's lifetime friend who has to work at a bowling alley to make ends meet and Susan Sarandon plays a small role as the imprisoned high school teacher 12 years on.

A very buff Milo Ventimiglia (Peter Petrelli from the TV Series Heroes) is the brother of the bride-to-be played by Leighton Meester from Gossip Girl.

The son is played by a very endearing Andy Samberg who would love to continue hating his dad but falls victim to his charms like every other guest. Although the movie is mostly a celebration of all things men seem to find hilarious, there are some tender moments between father and son and we're left with a heart-warming ending.

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Why? Adam Sandler's most raunchy comedy yet.
Where: A cinema near you
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