"Superbad" with tweens must have-or at least should have-been how "Good Boys" was originally pitched by writer-director Gene Stupnitsky and co-writer Lee Eisenberg. In addition to sharing producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, they also tell a similar story, that of best friends at a turning point in their relationships as they face growing up and becoming their own separate persons. Undeniably ribald yet surprisingly sweet, the firmly R-rated "Good Boys" rings just as true as that 2007 teen comedy while holding up decidedly better within the context of its more inclusive, post-#TimesUp climate.
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