Samberg, whose talents are utterly wasted on the uptight Han Solo, recently announced he was leaving “SNL,” but it's hard to imagine that this talented comedian has this in mind as his second act. “That's My Boy” is not a boondoggle like “Grown Ups” and “Just Go With It,” Sandler's big-budget home movies about studio-sponsored vacations, but it gives Samberg almost nothing to do. He can get 95 percent more laughs during a three-minute “SNL Digital Short.”
As for the other “toxically unfunny situation” referenced earlier, that is best left to potential Happy Madison customers who scan this review, sense nonstop hilarity and decide that they can survive the corpulent strippers; geriatric lust; sketchy acting by stunt-casted Dan Patrick, Erin Andrews and Ardmore-born New York Jets coach Rex Ryan; and Nick Swardson as a vaguely written dumb guy with a mullet. Some of it will make people laugh uncomfortably between long stretches of wincing and squirming. This is the sum total of “That's My Boy,” and that's my warning.
— George Lang
‘That's My Boy'
Starring: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Leighton Meester, Eva Amurri Martino, Tony Orlando. (Crude sexual content throughout, nudity, pervasive language and some drug use.)