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BLU RAY REVIEW: THAT’S MY BOY US Edition

Where did it all go wrong? When did the man who gave us Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore & The Wedding Singer become the comedic equivalent of Sardine flavoured Gelato. The King of the non-zing Adam Sandler brings us his latest slice of humour pie, served cold with a few laughs on the side with That’s My Boy.

Sandler plays the Dad from hell after “fathering” a child with his teacher in his teens. His prodigy played by heir apparent Andy Samberg has changed his name in an attempt to escape his past & has nothing to do with said father. But when an impending prison sentence drops “Donny” back in “Todd’s” life, all hell breaks loose as the two try to repair a broken relationship all the while with a smorgasbord of Granny-love, some of the weirdest strippers ever seen, a game of who’s shagging who & even Vanilla Ice playing his most challenging role: himself.

PICTURE:

MPEG-4 AVC

1080P, 2:40:1 Ratio

The visual presentation of this film is stunning, thats right stunning! What is delivered here is a sharp, bright reference level picture, with amazing clarity & pristine image detail. No sign of any artefacts, nothing just an outstanding delivery of colour vibrancy fully showcasing Blu-ray & HD capabilities. I have no hesitation in awarding a 5 out of 5, go figure..

[rating=5]

SOUND:

DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1 Subtitles; English, English SDH, French & Spanish.

Again another quality presentation, this is not an overly aggressive soundstage but loaded with a rocking soundtrack, clean crisp dialogue & when the occasional effect does come along its handled with aplomb. This is a near perfect example of what the format can offer & deserves a 4 1/2 out of 5.

[rating=4] and a half

EXTRAS:

Well this is probably a bit weak, a Gag-Reel, Deleted Scenes & a piece on the many & varied cameos in the film being the highlights but its an all region so a few extra points for that. So all in all a bit sparse but a 2 out of 5 seems appropriate.

[rating=2]

SUMMARY:

Hard to believe a film that was given such an ass-paddling turns out such a belter of a Blu-ray. Look this film has major limitations though to me was way funnier than its predecessor the cinematic port-a-loo Jack & Jill, but if you love anything the big Sandoo does, then this is for you, if not take a wide birth, but on a standpoint of quality this overall package is a 4 out of 5, not too shabby..

[rating=4]

Dave Grenfell – follow Dave on Twitter here: @nowshowinghigh

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One thought on “BLU RAY REVIEW: THAT’S MY BOY US Edition

  1. Tom

    This guy that works at DISH with me kept talking about how great That’s My Boy was so I was almost certain that it would be funny. That feeling of certainty lasted only long enough for me to grab the DVD from the mailbox and Adam to appear on the Screen. We rented it from Blockbuster at Home through DISH and I bet I could get the bad taste of sardine flavored gelato out of my mouth faster then I could ever forget That’s My Boy’s terrible jokes and large strippers. I didn’t even make it to Vanilla Ice’s appearance. About twenty minutes in I ended up taking the movie over to the Blockbuster store down the street and getting a free exchange. I only have one movie night a week and I am happy I did not waste it on That’s My Boy.

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