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That's My Boy (2012)

R | | Comedy | 15 June 2012 (USA)
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While in his teens, Donny fathered a son, Todd, and raised him as a single parent until Todd's 18th birthday. Now Donny resurfaces just before Todd's wedding after years apart, sending the groom-to-be's world crashing down.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Donny
Andy Samberg ... Todd
Leighton Meester ... Jamie
Vanilla Ice ... Vanilla Ice
James Caan ... Father McNally
Milo Ventimiglia ... Chad
Blake Clark ... Gerald
Meagen Fay ... Helen
Tony Orlando ... Steve Spirou
Will Forte ... Phil
Rachel Dratch ... Phil's Wife
Nick Swardson ... Kenny
Peggy Stewart ... Grandma Delores
Luenell ... Champale
Ciara ... Brie


While still in his teens, Donny (Adam Sandler) fathered son Todd (Andy Samberg) and raised him alone until Todd's 18th birthday. Now, after years apart, Donny suddenly shows up uninvited on the eve of Todd's wedding. Donny tries desperately to reconnect with Todd and is forced to deal with the results of his bad parenting skills. Written by Official site

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Everyone has a teenage crush... Donny's went a little too far. 30 years later... See more »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude sexual content throughout, nudity, pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Hate You, Dad See more »

Filming Locations:

Brockton, Massachusetts, USA See more »


Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,453,714, 17 June 2012

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Sadie Sandler, Sunny Sandler: The lemonade stand girls. See more »


Toward the end of the movie after Vanilla Ice and Donny tumble down a sand dune they end up at a lemonade stand, in the background two women are heading toward them, in the next camera shot they are replaced by a man and a woman in a red top. See more »


Todd: [after punching Chad] At ease, bitch!
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Alternate Versions

When shown on Lifetime, after Todd mockingly says "nice suitcase" to Donny, Donny's follow-up line "This is a Hefty bag" is changed to "this is a garbage bag". See more »


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That's My Boy (2012) - What's Up!!! (Oh God, Now I'm Doing It!)
26 June 2012 | by nickmesafilmsSee all my reviews

Adam Sandler has been starring in a couple of "god-awful" films these days, from "Just Go With It" to "Jack and Jill". Now, returning to the classic drunk, absent-minded, and squeaky-voiced man-child role, which has made him famous in the first place, Adam Sandler now stars in "That's My Boy", which although is better than the other crappy movies in Sandler's career, is still a disgustingly obnoxious, and incredibly insulting film that will leave audiences cringing...out of disbelief. In the prologue, a young Donny Berger has had sex with his school teacher, which gets her pregnant, and she's then sentenced to 30 years in prison. Wait, was this supposed to be funny, or am I just going crazy? Donny has then lived a successful life, being famous for having knocked up his teacher. Now, 28 years later, an older Donny, played by Adam Sandler, is a 40-something loser who's in jeopardy of going to prison, after failing to pay taxes. Can this plot get any more unrealistic? He then finds out that his impregnated son, played by the likable and funny Andy Samberg, whom he hasn't seen in a long time, after leaving his child for a father, he's now getting married to a very gorgeous Leighton Meester. Now, Donny decides to crash the party, to not only be reunited with his long-lost son, but also using him to get the money to get him out of prison, by having is son reunited with his still-imprisoned mother for a reality TV special. Now, they lead their way into idiotic and chaotic "father-son" adventures. Weak! Now, I think Adam Sandler is a very funny comedian, and a great dramatic actor. It just upsets me that he keeps being a part of one mistake after another. But I don't really blame Sandler that this movie was bad, so I'm not mad at him. By the way, Sandler and Samberg had "zero" father-son chemistry. Yes, they look alike, I get it. But they don't have any chemistry at all, and I'm not even sure if it was good or bad. Besides Samberg and Meester, the rest of the cast just includes a variety of random cameo appearances from celebrities such as Will Forte, Tony Orlando, James Caan, Vanilla Ice and Todd Bridges as themselves, and a cameo from a legendary actress that doesn't deserve to be mentioned in this review! Either way, everybody looks quite embarrassed to be here. This movie tries it's best to go beyond the R-rating, from jokes involving urine, vomit, and semen, and characters that insult the obese and the elderly, and not to mention, that almost every female character is a stripper, prostitute, or an insane addict. But not all that is actually funny. In other R-rated raunchy comedies, some of them know how to take their R-rating more seriously, by going down a more clever road, and still try to be funny. "That's My Boy" is just not that type of comedy. But I still laughed out loud, a couple of times, during the movie at times. At least it's better than not laughing at all. There were some funny moments, and Adam Sandler did make a better movie than "Jack and Jill", but overall, this was just a dumb, annoying, unrealistic, and unbelievable movie that really tries it's best to go beyond the odds of a comedy....way too much! I suppose that maybe somebody looking for a fun time at the movies, will find something to enjoy in "That's My Boy"...well, if they're drunk! "That's My Boy", in my review, "obnoxiously insulting, but not technically awful".

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