The red band trailer for That's My Boy has just been released, and from the looks of it, Adam Sandler's career suicide will continue as previously scheduled. Despite a strong Saturday Night Live pedigree - Sandler costars alongside Andy Samberg - That's My Boy looks more like a gag reel than a blockbuster.
Though the offending moments in the trailer of the gross-out variety -- VOMIT ALERT - vs. pure raunch, the father-son comedy is apparently anything but family-friendly.
It's a hard R, which is extremely exciting, just in the fact that I don't know that Sandler has ever done a hard R before, not with 'Happy Madison,' Samberg told MTV News. The cut that I saw, which I loved, is what I thought the movie was going to be: the Happy Madison sensibility with a much edgier R-rating.
Sandler plays Samberg's aging deadbeat dad who resurfaces right before his successful son's wedding (to Leighton Meester), hoping to get some help with back taxes and avoid jail. The SNL breakout star is huge fan of Sandler's and was thrilled to work with him - even if he doesn't quite see the Funny People star as a father figure.
I've been joking that I've been carrying around this face my entire life, basically leading up to this moment where somebody says, 'Hey, there's this movie where someone has to play Adam Sandler's kid, but he's closer in age to Sandler than a normal kid would be,' he laughed. As soon as I read the script, I knew I wanted to do it. It sat for a while, but right around last fall, I heard that they were maybe thinking of doing it again. I told Sandler I'd love to do it, and he said, 'We'll see if we do it!' And we did it! It was the happiest call.
Those who were hoping Sandler would emerge from a willful career slump may not be so happy. Sandler's last few movies -- including Jack and Jill and Just Go With It -- have been some of the worst in their respective years. (With the exception of Funny People, which was a pretty good film even if it wasn't exactly funny).
Sandler has a producer credit on That's My Boy, which is directed by Sean Anders and John Morris. David Caspe's screenplay was rewritten by comedy vets David Wain and Ken Marino.
Warning: The trailer is not intended for viewers under the age of 18.