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The Hilarious Coming-Of-Age Comedy That's Killing It On Hulu

Some experiences are universal when you're just discovering your identity, like having your first kiss, dealing with bullies, and having to cross the freeway so that you can get to the mall to purchase a drone. Wait, maybe that last one is only universal to the kids in Good Boys, one of the most hilarious films of 2019 that people seem to be rediscovering on Hulu. 

According to FlixPatrol, a site that accumulates rankings of movies across streaming platforms, the coming-of-age comedy has rocketed up the Hulu charts, where it's currently occupying the number one spot. (Subscribers in the United States need the Cinemax add-on to view the film.) Good Boys' success on Hulu really goes to show that you don't need pre-existing intellectual property or superheroes to catch the attention of audiences — you just need a few foul-mouthed kids getting into ridiculous shenanigans. 

If you haven't seen Good Boys already, then get ready to literally roll on the floor laughing. It's a must-watch for people who are fans of SuperbadNeighbors, and Blockers, so that should give you a good idea of the kind of language and content to expect going into it. 

Good Boys is a rip-roaring good time with a surprising amount of sentimentality

The titular "good boys" in this film consist of Max (Jacob Tremblay), Thor (Brady Noon), and Lucas (Keith L. Williams), who get into a spot of trouble when they spy on some neighbor girls, Hannah (Molly Gordon) and Lily (Midori Francis), to learn how to kiss. This surveillance results in Max's dad's drone getting destroyed, and the boys end up in possession of the girls' ecstasy. To avoid getting into even more trouble, the boys skip school so that they can go to the mall to purchase a new drone so that Max's dad is none the wiser. 

While it's easy to see how the film would lead to numerous profane and explicit scenes, there's also a surprising amount of depth in this story. Normally, you'd expect the best friends at the center of the movie to bond and become closer throughout the various misadventures they share. However, the story focuses on an important facet of getting older; the friends you have in the sixth grade probably aren't going to be your closest acquaintances as you move through junior high and into high school. As people get older, they discover their identities, and that leads to them hanging out with people who share such interests. This all leads to an emotional and sweet ending, but don't worry, there's still plenty of profanity throughout the sentimental scenes. 

Good Boys was widely well-received when it first came out, and Chad Byrnes of L.A. Weekly perhaps put it best when he wrote, "In the end, it has a genuine heart beating underneath the obscenity and toilet humor, reminding grown-ups that our innocence was exciting and hilarious, which is why we spend our adult lives trying to recapture it."

Make sure your parents and/or kids aren't in the same room when you put this on, and get ready for a good time when you stream Good Boys on Hulu.