Brett Harrison Davinger and Matt Newlin present their most despised movies of 2012.
That’s My Boy opens with a teenaged Donny Berger (thankfully not played by a CGI’ed Adam Sandler) having a sexual affair with his high school teacher Ms. McGarricle (Eva Amurri Martino, later Susan Sarandon in one of the movie’s cleverest gags) that leads to the birth of their son — Han Solo Berger. With Ms. McGarricle put in prison, the idiotic and immature Berger becomes a national celebrity throughout the 1980s for his antics, but whose fame has died down by the time the movie starts.
Although Larson’s first attempt at blue films seems not to take, he quickly becomes an Internet sensation (think the opposite of Dirk Diggler) and, eventually, a bona fide star by making people feel good about themselves, despite physical shortcomings and performance-based inadequacies. Nevertheless, Larson retains his good old-fashioned charm and pluckiness, never letting his stardom go to his head or sacrificing his innocence.
Rock, Spade, James, Schneider, and Sandler: A veritable explosion of funny. Or not? For every Superbad, Juno, and The Hangover, there are fifty comedies that boast former “SNL” cast members, well-known talent, and sometimes even good writers. Hilarity seems imminent! Often enough, though, these movies are horribly offensive, disgustingly crude, […]