The basic joke keeps on giving and the sweetness of the parent-child bonding scenes plays well.
It points you toward the irresistible conclusion that for all his success Sandler feels only contempt for his audience and tremendous insecurity about his own stature in the comedy universe.
Surprisingly mean-spirited from start to finish.
Sandler's latest wicked pissah, a paean to let-it-all-hang-out party-guy sloppiness...
If someone told you about almost every joke in That's My Boy, you would think they were either a sociopath or a budding serial killer.
Vulgar, tasteless, mean-spirited and most offensive of all--not funny.
Eric D. Snider
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to watch something funnier than That's My Boy. It's a video of my mother being torn apart by bears. Good day.
Most of this is just gross without being funny, full of the go-to jokes (fat people running! old people talking dirty!) that only dirty-minded kids would laugh at.
On some level I marveled at the conviction that Adam Sandler pours into playing a character like Donny Berger, a boneheaded, loud-mouthed alcoholic loser from Boston.