June 12, 2020
Potty-mouthed tweener sitcom
By Don Morton
In this scatological coming-of-age story, three preteen boys (including Jacob Tremblay, a major step down from 2015’s Room) ditch school and set off on an afternoon odyssey, dodging a pair of scary teenage girls, unknowingly carrying illegal drugs, and trying to get into a “kissing party.”
The rapid-fire, hit-or-miss comedy offers two running gags: little boys saying “fuck” a lot and their total cluelessness when it comes to sex (and sex toys). A little of this goes a long way; incessant recycling of it is just irritating.
Too raunchy for tweens, too annoying for adults, yet in the end kind of sweet, I’m not sure who this was made for.