While most raunchy coming of age films are typically told from the perspective of high school kids, Good Boys tells it from the perspective of potty-mouthed middle school kids, led by Room and The Predator‘s Jacob Tremblay.
In a hilarious clip that plays before the trailer, Seth Rogen explains to his three young leads (Tremblay, Brady Noon, and Keith L. Williams) that although they made a raunchy R-rated film, they technically still aren’t allowed to see themselves in the very movie they made. “Welcome to Hollywood!”
It certainly sets the tone of the profanity-laced red band trailer for Good Boys, which shows the crazy day the pre-teens have after they use one of their dad’s drones (played by Will Forte) to spy on their teenage neighbors to gain some intel about how to kiss, but the drone is spotted and stolen and they are sent on a crazy adventure trying to retrieve it. These days, it’s hard not to compare these sort of R-rated coming-of-age tales to Superbad, but it’s inevitable, especially when Superbad writing team Rogen and Evan Goldberg serve as producers.
The Office writers Lee Eisenberg and Gene Stupnitski wrote the film, with the latter also making his directorial debut. The rest of the cast is rounded out by Lil Rel Howery, Molly Gordon, and Midoria Francis.
Good Boys will be released by Universal Pictures in August, but it will have its premiere tonight at SXSW. Enjoy the red band trailer below.