“Good Boys” (Universal)
By Catholic News Service
Three youthful actors (Jacob Tremblay, Brady Noon and Keith L. Williams) are shamefully exploited as the script of this supposed comedy has them interacting with sex toys, online pornography and drugs.
While the underlying implication throughout director and co-writer Gene Stupnitsky’s immoral film is, paradoxically, that the tween characters are far more naive about sexuality than they would like to admit, the point can only be made at the expense of the core cast’s innocence. The fact that no one protected them from taking on such wildly age-inappropriate material is bewildering.
Strong sexual content involving children, a narcotics theme, several uses of profanity, pervasive rough and crude language. The Catholic News Service classification is O — morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R — restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.