‘Good Boys’ Trailer: Jacob Tremblay & Friends Go Bad in Seth Rogen Comedy

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Take a look at the red band trailer released for upcoming comedy Good Boys, produced by Superbad, Pineapple Express and Sausage Party writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

Jacob Tremblay, Brady Noon and Keith L. Williams play three best friends in the sixth grade who are in for one hell of a day when Max (Tremblay) is invited to his first kissing party. They decide to use Max’s dad’s drone to spy on a next-door couple making out in the hopes of gathering some pointers. When the drone is destroyed, well, things only spiral from there.

“You guys cannot watch the trailer for your own movie,” producer Rogen tells the young leads at the beginning of the red band trailer below, clearly throwing shade at the US ratings board. “There’s drugs, there’s violence, there’s swearing, and although we’ve decided it’s okay for you to do these things in the movie, you can’t watch yourselves do them in the trailer.”

The comedy is certainly edgy for a film with children, and no doubt there will be some parents out there that will severely disapprove, but you can count us firmly in. At least from the trailer, this could be hilarious.

Gene Stupnitsky, whose writing/directing credits include the US The Office and Bad Teacher, directs from a screenplay he wrote with longtime collaborator Lee Eisenberg. Good Boys, also starring Molly Gordon, Lil Rel Howery and Will Forte, will arrive in Australia on August 15 and hits the US on August 16.

Official synopsis for Good Boys:

Just how bad can one day get? The creative minds behind Superbad, Pineapple Express and Sausage Party take on sixth grade hard in the outrageous comedy, Good Boys.


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


From Point Grey producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the writers of Superbad, Pineapple Express and Sausage Party, and James Weaver (Neighbors), Good Boys, from Universal Pictures and Good Universe, is written by the team of Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky (NBC’s The Office, Bad Teacher). Eisenberg also produces and Stupnitsky directs.


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