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Review: That's My Boy

'90s pop culture
By MONICA CASTILLO  |  June 21, 2012
0.5 0.5 Stars

Of all the detritus of '90s pop-culture that should be forever dead and buried, Adam Sandler manages to dig up the most obnoxious ones and run them throughout this movie like a dog dragging two-day old road kill through the house (Vanilla Ice! Sandler's frequent cries of "Wazzuuuppp!"). Director Sean Anders does nothing to mop up this gross-out comedy mess about a middle-school boy who gets molested by his teacher and ends up raising their love child — with disastrous results. There is a severe lack of chemistry between Sandler and Andy Samberg, the father-son duo audiences are supposed to be rooting for. Aside from the usual actors in the Sandler stable, the only thing the Massachusetts-set movie can be counted on to deliver are multiple forced references to Boston. Can't say there are any instances in real life where child molestation and incest bring the laughs — and no, That's My Boy doesn't either.

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