'Good Boys': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about Seth Rogen's R-rated tween comedy flick

'Good Boys' is the story for 12-year-old Max who realizes he needs to learn how to pucker up before attending his first middle school party

                            'Good Boys': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about Seth Rogen's R-rated tween comedy flick

'Good Boys' is the story of three 12-year-olds preparing themselves for tweenhood, and the complications that come with it. The trio needs to learn what it means to be a middle schooler and the initiations they need to take part in. They also feel the need to engage in all the experiences they need before time runs out – and time is running out.

While the movie's trailer is reminiscent of Seth Rogen's 'Super Bad' starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera, it is clear that the experiences of the young boys are custom-made for the millennial woke era. The critics have reviewed the movie to be a laugh riot.

Release date

The film, which was screened at the South by Southwest on March 11, will have its United States premiere by Universal Pictures on August 16, 2019, after the initial release in Belgium on August 14, 2019.  



After getting invited to his first kissing party, 12-year-old Max realizes that he cannot show up without learning exactly how to kiss. With the help of his best friends Lucas and Thor, he decided to learn how to pucker up. From spying on a kissing couple in the neighborhood to watching the teenagers next door, they resort to some unconventional and questionable methods in order to speed up the process.

The three sixth-graders believe that in order to impress girls and upperclassmen, they need to skip school and attend parties. How they try to elevate themselves from losers to popular status will be explored in 'Good Boys'.


The movie has a brilliant cast of youngsters, starting with Jacob Tremblay of Oscar-nominated 'Room' fame portraying the protagonist Max, while Brady Noon and Keith L Williams will play his best friends Thor and Lucas respectively. The trio's explorations of what it means to be popular and how to become a cool tween make up most of the film.

Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, Josh Fagen, James Weaver, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon, Midori Francis, Jacob Tremblay, Molly Gordon, Lee Eisenberg, Will Forte, and Gene Stupnitsky attend the "Good Boys" Premiere 2019 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Paramount Theatre on March 11, 2019 in Austin, Texas. (Getty Images)

They are joined by 'Saturday Night Live' alum Will Forte as Max's father and comedian Lil Rel Howery and 'Parks and Rec' star Retta as Lucas' parents. Other cast members include Molly Gordon, Sam Richardson, Millie Davis, Stephen Merchand, Michaela Watkins and Lee Eisenberg.


'Good Boys' is co-written and directed by Gene Stupnitsky, who is making his directorial debut with the film. Typically known for working with Lee Eisenberg, Stupnitsky have worked on projects such as 'Year One', 'Bad Teacher' and 'Ghost Busters'. Eisenberg and Stupnitsky have also co-written many episodes of 'The Office'.


The movie is R-rated and in one of the trailers for 'Good Boys', we see Seth Rogen join the young actors in mocking the fact that they cannot watch the movie they star in. 


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