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That's My Boy (2012)

R | | Comedy | 15 June 2012 (USA)
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While in his teens, Donny fathered a son, Todd, and raised him as a single parent until Todd's 18th birthday. Now Donny resurfaces just before Todd's wedding after years apart, sending the groom-to-be's world crashing down.

Director:

Sean Anders

Writer:

David Caspe
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5 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Donny
Andy Samberg ... Todd
Leighton Meester ... Jamie
Vanilla Ice ... Vanilla Ice
James Caan ... Father McNally
Milo Ventimiglia ... Chad
Blake Clark ... Gerald
Meagen Fay ... Helen
Tony Orlando ... Steve Spirou
Will Forte ... Phil
Rachel Dratch ... Phil's Wife
Nick Swardson ... Kenny
Peggy Stewart ... Grandma Delores
Luenell ... Champale
Ciara ... Brie
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Storyline

While still in his teens, Donny (Adam Sandler) fathered son Todd (Andy Samberg) and raised him alone until Todd's 18th birthday. Now, after years apart, Donny suddenly shows up uninvited on the eve of Todd's wedding. Donny tries desperately to reconnect with Todd and is forced to deal with the results of his bad parenting skills. Written by Official site

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Everyone has a teenage crush... Donny's went a little too far. 30 years later... See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude sexual content throughout, nudity, pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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The film was poorly received by critics, and disliked by many Adam Sandler fans, mostly due to the sexual relationship between 12-year-old Donnie and his teacher. Director Sean Anders won Hall of Shame at the 2013 Alliance of Women Film Journalists. The film came in second place for worst film at the 2013 Houston Film Critics Society Awards. It won worst film at the 2013 Oklahoma Film Critics Circle Awards. It won Razzies for Worst Actor (Adam Sandler) and Worst Screenplay, and was nominated for Worst Picture, Worst Supporting Actor (Nick Swardson and Vanilla Ice), Worst Screen Couple (Adam Sandler and either Leighton Meester, Andy Samberg, or Susan Sarandon) and Worst Screen Ensemble (the entire cast). See more »

Goofs

When everyone is visiting the church, we see Chad in his USMC uniform with the correct PFC rank insignia on his sleeves. For a brief second he is seen with a Corporal's insignia which switches back to PFC in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Donny: That's my boy!
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Alternate Versions

When shown on Lifetime, after Todd mockingly says "nice suitcase" to Donny, Donny's follow-up line "This is a Hefty bag" is changed to "this is a garbage bag". See more »

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References ALF (1986) See more »

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Bette Davis Eyes
Written by Donna Weiss and Jackie DeShannon (as Jackie De Shannon)
Performed by Kim Carnes
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film and Television Music
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Adam Sandler's raunchiest movie
17 May 2012 | by Chris BrownSee all my reviews

Fun, funny, and raunchy. This is the dirtiest film Adam Sandler has ever made. And I'm not some idiot who likes every Adam Sandler movie.* This movie has lots of laughs. At the advanced screening, people were laughing so loudly that I sometimes couldn't hear the next line. If you like immature, silly movies (like Sandler's most popular work), then this is a great movie. This is the kind of film that Adam Sandler has always been capable of making even though he chose to take a break so he could work on movies to watch with his wife and kids. Adam Sandler's character Donny Berger is a lovable sleazeball, exactly what you've seen in the trailers. Andy Samberg is the straight man in the routine. This movie has some great casting of young talents (Eva Amurri, Leighton Meester) and veterans (James Caan, Tony Orlando). I hate pointless cameos, and this movie had a couple. Erin Andrews's 8 seconds of screen time were completely pointless. However, I loved every second of Ian Zeiring and Alan Thicke. If I'd have never watched football, I would have completely believed that Rex Ryan was a professional actor. He's a natural, but I could have done without the wink-at-the-camera football references that pander at sports fans. I don't want to spoil the plot, but you can expect lots of sex jokes and surprising moments. Also, because Donny was an 80's kid who basically never grew up, this movie has lots of funny 80's references. But it never felt like rehashed material from the Wedding Singer. Bottom line: If you like crude sexual humor and you go into this movie with an open mind, you're going to have a great time.

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*I like Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore. I thought Mr. Deeds was mediocre. 50 First Dates was very disappointing (about 2 jokes in that movie). I refused to watch Jack and Jill.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Hate You, Dad See more »

Filming Locations:

Brockton, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,453,714, 17 June 2012

Gross USA:

$36,931,089

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,719,093
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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