I’m not sure how, but I had never seen an Adam Sandler film before tonight. Forgive me Father, for I have sinned.
A film that begins with a long-winded pedophilia gag goes downhill rapidly.
Puerile, odious, misogynistic, racist, rotten to the core. Made by people full of utter apathy and hatred, not least to the medium of film.
A little part of my soul just melted. And just as the wax had all burned out, an incest gag pierces through the melted mess.
And they’re all laughing at us.
I read a review which mentioned that as bad as this film is, it’s not as bad as Sandler’s effort last year, Jack and Jill. While I don’t doubt the accuracy of such a statement, I find it impossible to compute.
Pedophilia can now be used as a trivial gag which can set up a gross out comedy. And that only scratches the surface of what is malevolent about this film.
I feel so broken.
Review by David Rank
That’s My Boy is out on 7th September in the UK. Certificate 15 (UK). Running time 116 mins.
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