Good Boys movie poster

Wanna make an audience cry? Throw a dog under the back wheels of a passing semi. Wanna make an audience laugh? Have a child say "fuck." Easy, ain’t it? The twist to this otherwise plotless and pointless bush-league exercise in stoner comedy is the casting of three minors (Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, and Brady Noon) as the leads. Voilà: high-concept hilarity for lowbrows! More thought and ingenuity went into designing the Point Gray Pictures logo than into spinning this profane “day in the life” adventure yarn. I’m all for a raunchy horseplay captained by foul-mouthed kids, but according to screenwriters Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitsky, the dirtiest word in the English language is "wit." Were it not for cursing and the malapropistic misuse of sexual terms (misogynists give massages), our trio of four-foot adenoidal gangsta rappers would stand mute. On the plus side, the promise of children ingesting Molly is never fulfilled. Normally I’d say first-time director Stupnitsky deserved to be stoned, but judging by the pacing and composition, he was. 2019.

Scott Marks

Showtimes

AMC Classic River Village 6

5256 Mission Road, Bonsall, 760-945-1365 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

2:00pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm

Monday, August 19

3:30pm, 5:45pm, 7:30pm

Tuesday, August 20

2:00pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm

Wednesday, August 21

3:30pm, 5:45pm, 7:30pm

AMC Fashion Valley

7037 Friars Road, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

11:15am, 1:45pm, 4:45pm, 8:00pm

Monday, August 19

11:40am, 2:00pm, 2:45pm, 5:10pm, 7:30pm

Tuesday, August 20

7:30pm

Wednesday, August 21

11:50am, 2:40pm, 5:10pm, 7:35pm

Thursday, August 22

11:30am, 1:50pm, 4:10pm, 6:30pm

AMC La Jolla

8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

11:45am, 2:10pm, 4:45pm, 7:00pm, 9:25pm

Monday, August 19

2:00pm, 4:30pm, 8:30pm

Tuesday, August 20

11:45am, 2:10pm, 4:45pm, 7:00pm, 9:25pm

Wednesday, August 21

2:00pm, 4:30pm

AMC Mission Valley

1640 Camino del Rio North, San Diego, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:45pm, 4:00pm, 5:15pm, 6:30pm, 7:45pm, 8:45pm, 10:15pm

Monday, August 19

3:15pm, 4:45pm, 6:00pm, 7:30pm, 9:00pm

Tuesday, August 20

2:45pm, 4:00pm, 5:15pm, 6:30pm, 7:45pm, 9:00pm

Wednesday, August 21

3:15pm, 4:45pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:00pm

Thursday, August 22

1:30pm, 4:00pm, 6:30pm, 9:00pm

AMC Otay Ranch

2015 Birch Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

11:45am, 2:30pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm

Monday, August 19

5:30pm, 8:00pm

Tuesday, August 20

2:15pm, 4:45pm, 7:30pm

Wednesday, August 21

5:30pm, 8:00pm

AMC Palm Promenade

770 Dennery Road, Chula Vista, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

11:00am, 1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:15pm, 9:15pm, 10:00pm

Monday, August 19

1:50pm, 4:10pm, 6:50pm, 9:20pm

Tuesday, August 20

1:50pm, 4:10pm, 6:50pm, 9:20pm

Wednesday, August 21

1:50pm, 4:10pm, 6:50pm, 9:20pm

AMC Plaza Bonita

3050 Plaza Bonita Road, National City, 888-262-4386 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

12:00pm, 2:25pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm, 10:00pm

Monday, August 19

2:25pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm

Tuesday, August 20

11:45am, 2:25pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm

Wednesday, August 21

2:25pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm

Thursday, August 22

2:25pm, 5:00pm, 7:30pm, 10:05pm

AMC Poway 10

13475 Poway Road, Poway, 858-646-9423 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

11:10am, 1:15pm, 3:45pm, 7:45pm

Monday, August 19

1:10pm, 3:45pm, 7:00pm

Tuesday, August 20

11:10am, 1:15pm, 3:45pm, 7:30pm, 10:15pm

Wednesday, August 21

1:10pm, 3:45pm, 7:00pm

AMC Temecula 10

27531 Ynez Road, Temecula, CA, 951-699-4970 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

11:45am, 2:30pm, 5:15pm, 8:00pm

Monday, August 19

2:30pm, 5:15pm, 8:00pm

Tuesday, August 20

2:30pm, 5:15pm, 8:00pm

Wednesday, August 21

2:30pm, 5:15pm, 8:00pm

Angelika Film Center & Café

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, 858-207-2606 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

12:45pm, 3:15pm, 5:30pm, 7:50pm, 10:00pm

Monday, August 19

10:20am, 12:45pm, 3:15pm, 5:30pm, 7:50pm, 10:00pm

Tuesday, August 20

10:20am, 12:45pm, 3:15pm, 5:30pm, 7:50pm, 10:00pm

ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego, 858-768-7770 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

11:15am, 12:15pm, 2:15pm, 4:15pm, 6:15pm, 8:15pm, 10:15pm

Monday, August 19

10:15am, 11:15am, 12:15pm, 2:15pm, 4:15pm, 6:10pm, 8:10pm, 10:10pm

Tuesday, August 20

10:15am, 11:15am, 12:15pm, 2:15pm, 4:15pm, 6:10pm, 8:10pm, 10:10pm

Wednesday, August 21

10:15am, 11:15am, 12:15pm, 2:15pm, 4:15pm, 6:15pm, 8:15pm, 10:15pm

Thursday, August 22

10:15am, 11:15am, 12:15pm, 2:15pm, 4:15pm

Cinépolis Del Mar

12905 El Camino Real, Del Mar, 858-794-4045 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

11:15am, 2:00pm, 5:30pm, 8:15pm, 10:45pm

Monday, August 19

11:15am, 2:00pm, 5:30pm, 8:15pm, 10:30pm

Tuesday, August 20

11:15am, 2:15pm, 5:00pm, 7:45pm, 10:30pm

Wednesday, August 21

11:15am, 2:15pm, 5:00pm, 7:40pm, 10:00pm

Cinépolis Vista

25 Main Street, Vista, 760-945-7469 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

1:15pm, 3:30pm, 5:45pm, 8:00pm, 10:15pm

Monday, August 19

10:45am, 1:15pm, 3:30pm, 5:45pm, 8:00pm, 10:15pm

Tuesday, August 20

10:25am, 12:30pm, 2:40pm, 4:50pm, 8:00pm, 10:15pm

Wednesday, August 21

10:45am, 1:15pm, 3:30pm, 5:45pm, 8:00pm, 10:15pm

Edwards Mira Mesa

10733 Westview Parkway, San Diego, 858-635-7716 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

11:20am, 12:50pm, 1:50pm, 3:20pm, 4:20pm, 5:50pm, 6:50pm, 8:20pm, 9:20pm, 10:50pm

Monday, August 19

11:20am, 11:50am, 1:50pm, 2:20pm, 4:20pm, 4:50pm, 6:50pm, 7:20pm, 9:20pm, 9:50pm

Tuesday, August 20

11:20am, 11:55am, 1:50pm, 2:20pm, 4:20pm, 4:50pm, 6:50pm, 7:20pm, 9:20pm, 9:50pm

Wednesday, August 21

11:20am, 11:50am, 1:50pm, 2:20pm, 4:20pm, 4:50pm, 6:50pm, 7:20pm, 9:20pm, 9:50pm

Thursday, August 22

11:20am, 11:50am, 1:50pm, 2:20pm, 4:20pm, 4:50pm, 6:50pm, 7:20pm, 9:20pm, 9:50pm

LOT

7611 Fay Avenue, La Jolla, CA, 858-777-0069 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

11:15am, 3:30pm, 5:45pm, 8:00pm

Monday, August 19

11:15am, 3:30pm, 5:45pm, 8:00pm

Tuesday, August 20

11:15am, 3:30pm, 5:45pm, 8:00pm

Wednesday, August 21

11:15am, 3:30pm, 5:45pm, 8:00pm

Thursday, August 22

11:15am, 3:30pm, 5:45pm, 8:00pm

LOT: Liberty Station

2620 Truxton Road, San Diego, 619-566-0069 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

12:45pm, 3:15pm, 5:45pm, 8:00pm

Monday, August 19

12:45pm, 3:15pm, 5:45pm, 8:00pm

Tuesday, August 20

12:45pm, 3:15pm, 5:45pm, 8:00pm

Wednesday, August 21

12:45pm, 3:15pm, 5:45pm, 8:00pm

Thursday, August 22

12:45pm, 3:15pm, 5:45pm, 8:00pm

Reading Cinemas Grossmont with TITAN XC

5500 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, 619-465-3040 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

1:45pm, 4:00pm, 6:15pm, 8:35pm, 10:45pm

Monday, August 19

12:35pm, 2:45pm, 5:15pm, 6:40pm, 9:00pm

Tuesday, August 20

12:35pm, 2:45pm, 5:15pm, 6:40pm, 9:00pm

Reading Cinemas Town Square

4665 Clairemont Drive, San Diego, 858-274-9994 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

10:50am, 1:00pm, 3:10pm, 5:20pm, 7:25pm, 9:40pm

Monday, August 19

10:50am, 1:00pm, 3:10pm, 5:20pm, 7:25pm, 9:40pm

Tuesday, August 20

10:50am, 1:00pm, 3:10pm, 5:20pm, 7:25pm, 9:40pm

Regal Carlsbad 12

2501 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, 844-462-7342 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

11:40am, 2:10pm, 4:40pm, 7:10pm, 9:50pm

Monday, August 19

11:40am, 2:10pm, 4:40pm, 7:10pm, 9:50pm

Tuesday, August 20

11:40am, 2:10pm, 4:40pm, 7:10pm, 9:50pm

Wednesday, August 21

11:40am, 2:10pm, 4:40pm, 7:10pm, 9:50pm

Thursday, August 22

11:40am, 2:10pm, 4:40pm, 7:10pm, 9:50pm

Regal Escondido

350 West Valley Parkway, Escondido, 760-291-0119 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

11:55am, 2:25pm, 4:55pm, 7:25pm, 9:55pm

Monday, August 19

11:55am, 2:25pm, 4:55pm, 7:25pm, 9:55pm

Tuesday, August 20

11:55am, 2:25pm, 4:55pm, 7:25pm, 9:55pm

Wednesday, August 21

11:55am, 2:25pm, 4:55pm, 7:25pm, 9:55pm

Thursday, August 22

11:55am, 2:25pm, 4:55pm, 7:25pm, 9:55pm

Regal Oceanside

401 Mission Avenue, Oceanside, 760-439-1327 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

1:00pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm

Monday, August 19

1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm

Tuesday, August 20

1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm

Wednesday, August 21

1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm

Thursday, August 22

1:45pm, 4:30pm, 7:00pm

Regal Parkway Plaza

405 Parkway Plaza, El Cajon, 619-401-3456 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

11:00am, 1:20pm, 3:40pm, 6:00pm, 8:15pm, 10:00pm

Monday, August 19

11:00am, 1:20pm, 3:40pm, 6:00pm, 8:15pm, 10:00pm

Tuesday, August 20

11:00am, 1:20pm, 3:40pm, 6:00pm, 8:15pm, 10:00pm

Wednesday, August 21

11:00am, 1:20pm, 3:40pm, 6:00pm, 8:15pm, 10:00pm

Thursday, August 22

11:00am, 1:20pm, 3:40pm, 6:00pm, 8:15pm

Regal Rancho del Rey

1025 Tierra del Rey, Chula Vista, 619-216-4707 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

11:40am, 2:10pm, 4:50pm, 7:25pm, 10:10pm

Monday, August 19

11:40am, 2:10pm, 4:50pm, 7:25pm, 10:10pm

Tuesday, August 20

11:40am, 2:10pm, 4:50pm, 7:25pm, 10:10pm

Wednesday, August 21

11:40am, 2:10pm, 4:50pm, 7:25pm, 10:10pm

Thursday, August 22

11:40am, 2:10pm, 4:50pm, 7:25pm, 10:10pm

Regal Rancho San Diego

2951 Jamacha Road, El Cajon, 619-660-3483 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

11:40am, 2:10pm, 4:40pm, 7:10pm, 9:40pm

Monday, August 19

11:40am, 2:10pm, 4:40pm, 7:10pm, 9:40pm

Tuesday, August 20

11:40am, 2:10pm, 4:40pm, 7:10pm, 9:40pm

Wednesday, August 21

11:40am, 2:10pm, 4:40pm, 7:10pm, 9:40pm

Thursday, August 22

11:40am, 2:10pm, 4:40pm, 7:10pm, 9:40pm

Regal San Marcos

1180 W. San Marcos Boulevard, San Marcos, 760-471-3734 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

11:20am, 1:40pm, 4:15pm, 6:45pm, 7:45pm, 9:10pm, 10:10pm

Monday, August 19

11:55am, 2:25pm, 4:50pm, 7:20pm, 9:45pm

Tuesday, August 20

11:55am, 2:25pm, 4:50pm, 7:20pm, 9:45pm

Wednesday, August 21

11:55am, 2:25pm, 4:50pm, 7:20pm, 9:45pm

Thursday, August 22

11:55am, 2:25pm, 4:50pm, 7:20pm, 9:45pm

Santee Drive In

10990 Woodside Avenue North, Santee, 619-448-7447 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

8:30pm

Monday, August 19

12:40am, 8:30pm

Tuesday, August 20

12:40am, 8:30pm

Wednesday, August 21

12:40am, 8:30pm

Thursday, August 22

12:40am, 8:30pm

South Bay Drive In

2170 Coronado Avenue, San Diego, 619-423-2727 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

10:40pm

Monday, August 19

10:40pm

Tuesday, August 20

10:40pm

Wednesday, August 21

10:40pm

Thursday, August 22

10:40pm

UltraStar Mission Valley at Hazard Center

7510 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego, 619-685-2841 | Directions

Sunday, August 18

11:45am, 2:30pm, 5:15pm, 8:10pm

Monday, August 19

11:45am, 2:30pm, 5:15pm, 8:10pm

Tuesday, August 20

11:45am, 2:30pm, 5:15pm, 8:10pm

Wednesday, August 21

11:45am, 2:30pm, 5:15pm, 8:10pm

Thursday, August 22

11:45am, 2:30pm, 5:15pm, 8:10pm

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