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That's My Boy is a 2012 American comedy film directed by Sean Anders and starring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, and Leighton Meester. The movie tells the story of Donny Berger, a teenage father who became famous after impregnating his schoolteacher and serving time in prison for statutory rape. As an adult, he is estranged from his son Todd Peterson, who changed his name to distance himself from his embarrassing father. The movie begins with Donny (Adam Sandler) as a teenager at his high school graduation. He is about to become a father and is excited about the prospect. He has a sexual relationship with his teacher, who becomes pregnant and goes to jail. Donny takes custody of their son Todd (Andy Samberg), but immediately after Todd's eighth birthday, Donny moves out of state and leaves Todd to fend for himself. The movie fast-forwards to 2012 and Donny is financially broke, but he receives an opportunity to boost his finances by reuniting with Todd who is now a wealthy investment banker. Todd is getting married to his fiancee Jamie Martinson (Leighton Meester) and his estranged father unexpectedly shows up at his door, where Todd's negative memories of his father come pouring out. The movie takes a comedic turn when Donny crashes Todd's pre-wedding party and invites himself to stay with Todd and his friends. Donny's crude, immature and inappropriate behaviour embarrasses Todd in front of his fiancÃ©e's wealthy family leading Jamie to have reservations about Todd's character. To make things worse, Donny invites Todd's estranged mother to the wedding, which causes more complications. As the date of the wedding nears, Donny tries to make amends with Todd and to rebuild their relationship. The two men bond when they sneak off to a strip club and Todd sees a different side of his father. As Todd and his fiancee's wedding day approaches, Donny's outrageous behavior threatens to ruin everything, and Todd is pulled between keeping his fiancÃ©e happy and making peace with his father. The movie is full of crude and offensive humor, and Adam Sandler once again showcases his comedic talent. Andy Samberg also delivers a great performance as Todd Peterson, and his chemistry with Sandler makes for some genuinely hilarious scenes. Leighton Meester doesn't have a lot of material to work with, but she plays the straight man to the comedy duo of Sandler and Samberg very well. The movie is not without its faults, however. Its plot is predictable, and some of the jokes don't land as well as they could have. Furthermore, the movie has been criticized for its portrayal of statutory rape and its insensitive treatment of sexual abuse. Nonetheless, the movie is a funny and enjoyable addition to Adam Sandler's long list of comedies. In conclusion, That's My Boy is a crude but hilarious comedy that relies on Adam Sandler's brand of humor. Andy Samberg and Leighton Meester deliver solid performances, but it's Sandler who steals the show as the immature and somewhat likeable Donny Berger. If you're a fan of Adam Sandler movies, then you're sure to enjoy That's My Boy.