That's My Boy

Repellant Adam Sandler comedy in which he plays a slacker who, as a seventh-grader, was willingly seduced by one of his teachers (Eva Amurri Martino) and conceived a son. Decades later, down on his luck, he seeks out his estranged offspring (Andy Samberg) -- now a successful financier engaged to be married (to Leighton Meester) -- hoping a family reunion on a sleazy reality TV show will raise enough money to pay off his back taxes and keep him out of jail. Sandler's obsession with body functions and bodily fluids is given full rein under Sean Anders' direction. But potty humor constitutes no more than the tip of a noisome iceberg here.

Watch out for: Fundamentally immoral values; a vile representation of the priesthood; strong sexual content -- including the sexual abuse of a child, an incest theme, masturbation, and upper female and rear nudity; drug use; frequent scatological humor; and pervasive rough, crude and crass language.

Rated: The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.

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