What do sixth grade boys know about kissing and other related subjects ? Not much and even what they believe they know is far from reality.
Three boys in the sixth grade, Max (Jacob Tremblay), Lucas (Keith L. Williams), and Thor (Brady Noon) find themselves in a journey beyond what they understand while attempting to be invited to a kissing party and working to put back the drone borrowed from Max’s father to spy on two older girls near a swimming pool. The adventure brings them into numerous situations all of which appear to expose the boys to various adventures which touch on sex in some way.
Max has his eye on one of his female classmates and cringes when his father (Will Forte) catches him on a certain Internet site and is ready to openly discuss intimate personal desires with Max that he is not ready to listen to from his dad. Lucas has recently discovered his parents are planning to divorce and he believes his safe conservative world is in danger. Thor is the least confident of the three, he has earned a nick name based on his appeared lack of ability to sip bear from a bottle.
The journey for the boys is to the local mall which is seven miles away to replace dad’s destroyed drone it becomes a series of mishaps and adventures many of which revolve on being exposed to sex toys which the boys do not have a clue about. One is a swing, and one is used to hold the doors of a shop closed as the three escape with the new drone. It kind-of reminds of Dustin Hoffman using a cross to keep the church doors locked as he escapes with his girl friend, in The Graduate. One is used the control pain when Lucas dislocates his arm and one becomes a gift for the cute little girl Max has an eye on. All of it is above their heads but not beyond the understanding of the audience. The essence of the comedy is: we know what they do not know.
Two older girls played by Molly Gordon and Midori Francis fall into the plot when they crush the drone which is spying on them. That sets into play the need for the boys to replace the device. The girls have a tube for Flintstone vitamins with some light drugs in it. Capturing the that can allow the kids to sell the counter ban and replace dad’s toy drone.
It’s a journey for a day that leads to the kissing party that night that fills the script. The threes young performers do a splendid job of appearing innocent as they wander through the world of the two older girls and adults private closets.
The script is not suitable for kids (rated R) but adults who remember the clumsy early adolescent years will find the Good Boy’s adventure a whole lot to laugh at.