The NSFW Red-Band trailer for That’s My Boy somehow slipped through the cracks here when it was released last Thursday. It stars Adam Sandler as a douchebag estranged from his son, played by Andy Samberg. Sandler’s character finds out he owes $43,000 in back taxes, then finds out his son his marrying into a rich family, and you can guess where it goes from there.
And here’s the thing about the trailer: It’s an old-school Adam Sandler character. It’s basically Happy Gilmore/Billy Madison as a deadbeat Dad. That almost makes it worse because while the movie itself looks like your typical Happy Madison production from the last decade, the character reminds me of when Adam Sandler was once kind of great. That is to say, it manages to look both bad and remind me of better Sandler times, which makes it all the more worse. I’m not a big fan of Samberg, but even he deserves better than this. Somehow, I also feel sorry for Vanilla Ice.