Good Boys does an excellent job of executing its jokes

Max (Jacob Tremblay), Thor (Brady Noon), and Lucas (Keith L Williams) are best friends that refer to themselves as The Bean Bag Boys. After Max is invited to a kissing party with the popular kids, the boys panic because they don’t know how to kiss. One ridiculous plan after another finally leads to the boys using Max’s dad’s drone to spy on his neighbor. Of course, things go horribly wrong and the boys are forced to skip school to buy another drone before Max’s dad returns home.

Their crazy adventure leads to the boys being chased by Hannah (Molly Gordon) and her friend Lily (Midori Francis), buying drugs, stealing beer, and having a run-in with a cop.

At this point, there isn’t anything new to add to a story about young kids behaving badly – we’ve seen it all before. There’s some sort of race against time, usually a crush is involved, and “good” kids doing something they don’t usually do. What separates the good from the bad is how well the jokes and plot are executed. Good Boys does an excellent job of executing its jokes. Even when the jokes are predictable, the three young stars sell every joke with their facial expressions and reactions. There are a few callback jokes, a running joke that includes various sex toys, and other comedic actors (Lil Rel Howery, Sam Richardson, and Stephen Merchant) for the boys to banter with.