New ‘Good Boys’ Trailer: Seth Rogen Produces ‘Superbad’ with Kids

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Check out the new trailer to arrive for Good Boys, an upcoming adult comedy starring kids… or tweens, as they like to call themselves here.

Starring Jacob Tremblay, Brady Noon and Keith L. Williams, Good Boys follows three young teenagers as they attempt to prepare for a kissing party. Their plan to get pointers by spying on a teen couple making out next door backfires and they find themselves on an escalating journey of bad decisions.

If you’ve seen the red band trailer to this, you’ve seen most of the jokes on offer in the new trailer below, but it still offers a good time with less naughty bits. One can imagine there’ll be a few shocked parents in audiences when this comes out. It’s like Superbad, only with sixth graders.

The film has received quite mixed early reviews, ranging from being called “a nearly one-note comedy” by THR to “adorable and twisted at the same time” by Indiewire.

Good Boys, also starring Will Forte, Molly Gordon and Midori Francis, is produced by Superbad and Pineapple Express writers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and James Weaver. The film is directed and co-written by Gene Stupnitsky, making his feature directorial debut after having helmed episodes of The Office (US).

The comedy opens in the US on August 16th and arrives in Australia on September 19th.

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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