The 12-year-old protagonists of "Good Boys" have mastered the use of lingo like "lit" and "burn," but they are foggier on just exactly what a tampon is and swear that a nymphomaniac is someone who has sex on land and on sea. They are tantalizingly close to young adulthood and yet tragically far away.

"Good Boys" mines that gulf between childhood and adolescence like few films have before. To be fair, few have even tried quite like this. "Good Boys" is rated R which means, as its marketing has playfully highlighted, that its young stars — Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, Brady Noon — aren't old enough to see their own movie alone, even though they're the ones launching F-bombs and unwittingly goofing around with sex toys.

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