Good Boys

Good Boys (2019)

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Other mistake: Max tells the neighbor girl they were using the drone to follow a family of turtles [should be tortoises] and think the drone crashed in the back yard. The yard is fenced, which means turtles/tortoises could not be in the neighbor's yard.

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Revealing mistake: In music class, the position of Max behind Lucas would not enable Max to see Lucas' face to know he was crying or ask "what's wrong?" In this part of the scene, Max appears to be green-screened and his eyes are focused too far left of the back of Lucas' head (not just face); he would be lucky to be able to see a part of Lucas' left ear. (00:09:58 - 00:10:32)

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Character mistake: At the skate park, Thor said he wasn't into girls because "girls are a distraction." Thor was interested in going to Soren's party because a lot of the popular boys were going to be there. When the "spin the bottle" landed on Thor, he said he couldn't kiss Brixlee and went upstairs. Hannah and Lily came home and told Thor it was OK that he wasn't ready for a kissing party and still had a lot of time before becoming interested in girls. Max previously told Thor that he wasn't as mature (sexually developed or undergoing puberty). Therefore, Thor's statement in the cafeteria about his new earring - that he "wasn't going for cute", he was going for "sexy and hot" - was incongruent and incompatible with his character.

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Revealing mistake: Benji was talking to Hannah in the back yard near the swimming pool and many feet away from Hannah's house. Eventually, a large white beam or horizontal area appears behind Benji's head. Although this doesn't make sense, it apparently is meant to be the overhang of the house. Benji was too far away from the house to be "under the overhang" plus the overhang is not nearly that wide. (00:19:40)

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Continuity mistake: When the boys go into the woods to "sip a beer", the background changes several times. Most noticeably, there is a graffiti-painted wall or boulder that is clear, colorful, and directly behind ALL the boys on at least two shots. In other shots, the wall is completely missing, only partially visible, or very pale and at an angle.

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Continuity mistake: At the skate park when the camera is on Max, Thor, and Lucas (in that order, on their bikes), the background changes a few times. The houses (which might change) and cars passing on the road show that the road is closer or further away and/or at an angle. People behind Max disappear but reappear in the same spot with camera changes in direction. When Max rides his bike a little ways to talk to Taylor, the pavement changes in color (painted areas).

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Continuity mistake: The amount of orange soda/pop in Lucas' glass decreases and increases at least twice even though he didn't drink or add any. (00:09:13 - 00:09:42)

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Continuity mistake: At the store, when the background looks pale and at a slant (indicating the use of a green screen), the man behind the counter makes the same head and eye motions on two occasions (obviously taped) and his eyes don't appear to be looking at the "live action" - he appears to be somewhere else (like on a pre-recorded tape).

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Continuity mistake: After the drone gets smashed by the school bus and the Good Boys run across to be facing the school, the background changes a few times. For example, students who are standing together behind Max suddenly disappear, but are back in the same spot when the camera changes direction again.

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Continuity mistake: At "Galleria Tech", a male employee in a blue shirt approaches from behind the Good Boys. A little later, he is picked up again, but at an earlier starting point.

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Continuity mistake: At the "Rock of Ages" show, Thor has a lot of "powdered sugar" between his upper lip and nose (like a thick mustache) when he comes out the door and falls to the floor but there is no sign of any "powder" when he raises his head. (01:19:22)

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Continuity mistake: The position of Max's legs/feet change a few times when he is lying on his bed, varying with his dad entering his bedroom and leaving. Max's feet are in the air (perpendicular to the bed) right before his dad comes in but are crossed and flat against the pillow when he enters. When Max's dad rises from sitting on the bed, Max's feet are in the air again but are down on the pillow again when his dad is at the door leaving.

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Continuity mistake: Throughout the time the Good Boys are in the school's bathroom, Max's collar is sometimes partly under his jacket / backpack strap and other times it is not. (00:30:37)

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Revealing mistake: A stunt double was used for Lucas flying off his bike and into the side of a delivery truck. The legs are obviously thinner; Lucas isn't that "thin." Even though movie goers could assume that a stunt double would be used in this situation, the director / producers apparently did not even try to make the stunt double pass as Lucas - and all they needed to do was make the stunt double wear bigger pants (Lucas' size) and add padding. (00:36:58)

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Revealing mistake: The use of a green screen (or other color) during most of the cafeteria scene is obvious if you watch the people in the background instead of the main characters and is flawed in a few ways (e.g, varying angles, greater distance, continuity of a person, etc). For example there is a man wearing a blue shirt/tan pants and carrying a briefcase walking down the aisle toward the Good Boys' table. When the man is walking along the wall that is behind the Good Boys, he is further ahead than he is when he is picked up again. Also, this man shows up in front of Max when Max is walking to Soren's table. The man also appears walking along the back wall with a woman. Watching the wall behind Thor and Lucas, it is sometimes at an angle and other times looks more distant. Some of the people would essentially be walking "out of the wall" in order to appear where they do (e.g, the boy with a backpack).

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Other mistake: The mirror on the bike that Lucas is riding when fleeing from the girls is near the center of the handlebars and pointed toward his chest at a slightly upward slant. Given how far away Lily is (and at ground level), the mirror can't be capturing her image like it is shown (or at all, for that matter). (00:36:28)

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Continuity mistake: When the Good Boys get to Thor's house after leaving school, there are three bikes lying on the ground near the front steps (to the left), but the bikes are not there when Claude leaves with the "CPR doll." (00:31:24 - 00:35:00)

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Other mistake: The story starts about two weeks into the school year, making it late August or early September. Max's dad got home early, some time before 5:00 PM, and Lucas was at Max's bedroom window a little after the two hours he had been home from the mall, so it was now some time before 7:00 PM - too early in the evening for it to be after dark walking to Soren's house for the "kissing party." Timewise, the foliage also doesn't always sync. Sometimes, all the trees are lush green, other times the trees have partly or already turned orange, and when Max removes the drone from the box after the girls drop the Good Boys off 1.7 miles from home, there are fallen orange leaves on the brick pavement.

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Character mistake: Lucas says he loves "Ascension, rules, and anti-drug campaigns", so would not be likely to encourage Max to go to Soren's party after his father grounded him... or ask what his father would do about it (double-ground him?). Even though Lucas tells Max that he has "grown a lot" in the two hours after getting home and talking to his parents about all that happened that day (which they didn't believe), we aren't told in what way(s) he has grown - but it would not be favoring violation of rules. Also, Lucas later tells Hannah and Lily at Soren's house that he loves "Ascension, rules, anti-drug campaigns, and grilled cheese." This indicates that his view on rules has not changed, reinforcing the assertion that it was out of character for Lucas to encourage Max to go Soren's party while grounded.

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Continuity mistake: At the skate park, when Atticus asks Max and Thor if they want to see something, Atticus has three friends with him but only two of his friends show up in the woods where they sip a beer.

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Max: We need to get rid of the drugs.
Thor: We can throw it in the forest.
Lucas: It's a sex drug. What if a fox eats it and tries to fuck a squirrel? It'll kill him.

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Trivia: On the large family photo hung on the wall, Thor's left hand is held against his left side with his "middle finger" pointing toward the floor. (00:33:23)

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Question: I don't understand Max's punishment. In the ending, Max says "a month in the hole", but his father tells him that birthdays, holidays, and summers are cancelled. He also tells his son that "the devil lives inside him", to no longer call him "Dad", takes away his electronics, locks him in his room, and says that he will always love him, but no longer likes him. So, is Max grounded for life or is it "a month in the hole"? Are his birthdays, holidays, and summers really cancelled? And does anyone else find this ending to a comedy actually depressing because of the way Max's father treats him in the end?

Cody Fairless-Lee

Answer: Max's dad probably over-reacted out of anger/rage over the drone and destroyed room and might have made changes after he cooled off. Plus, it was meant to be humorous. A "month in the hole" was immediately imposed; no more birthdays, holidays, summer, etc. would refer to after the month in the hole. Max's dad did not say he couldn't attend school-related events, such as the "Rock of Ages" show. Parents are supposed to give their kids unconditional love. A father can continue to love his son while disliking his behavior. Max's dad may have been unduly harsh (again, out of anger), but he still loves Max - which shouldn't be depressing. I don't think Max's dad said he was grounded for life, just grounded. However, Lucas told his parents that Max was grounded for life - an exaggeration.

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So, even after being grounded for a month, he can't celebrate his birthday or summer vacation?

Not necessarily. Max's dad said those things in the heat of the moment. Although it is possible that Max's dad meant what he said (at least at the time), it isn't probable. The severity of the punishment given to Max was a reflection of how angry Mr. Newman was. A proud and loving father who tells his son "I will always love you..." is more likely to forgive Max so that they can return to their good father/son relationship.

Answer: He is grounded for a month, although he cannot have birthday parties or summers or anything.

So, even after being grounded for a month, he can't celebrate his birthday or summer vacation?

Cody Fairless-Lee

It's entirely understandable that Max's dad is totally peed off with Max for what happened with the drone and accidentally thrashing the house and probably said a lot of what he did in the heat of the moment. To totally deny the kid a vacation is one thing (and makes sense considering the grounding is for a month as the time frame is around that time of year) but a birthday as well? What the dad probably meant was no birthday party (and no fun) for that year, its not like four years later and "we're not going on vacation this year because you did something stupid when you were 12."

Neil Jones

And Mr. Newman saying, "No more summers" is probably meant to be an exaggeration to get across to Max the authority he has over him and ability to stop him from engaging in fun activities. Similarly, Mrs. Newman said, "Winter is coming!" The restrictions they put on Max might make him feel as though there are no fun, sunny, carefree days. The parents obviously cannot CHANGE what season it is, but they can impose restrictions that will make him feel as though it is a different season.

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