Good Boys appears in an aspect ratio of 2.39:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. No concerns cropped up here.
Sharpness was excellent. From start to finish, the flick presented crisp, concise images without any issues connected to softness.
Jagged edges and shimmering didn’t occur, and edge enhancement remained absent. Source flaws also failed to present any problems, as the movie offered a clean image.
In terms of colors, the film favored a light mix of teal and amber. I thought the hues looked fine, as they were solid within the design parameters.
Blacks seemed deep and tight, while shadows were good, as low-light images felt smooth. I thought this was a consistently high-quality presentation.
As for the film’s DTS-HD MA 5.1 soundtrack, it seemed satisfactory. It favored the usual “comedy mix” and didn’t present chances for the soundscape to explode.
We did find a few broader scenes – such as on the highway – but the track usually opted for stereo music and general environmental material. Though these didn’t seem exciting, they opened up the piece in a satisfying manner.
I thought audio quality appeared positive. Speech seemed distinctive and natural, with no rough tones or other issues.
Score and songs displayed clear, warm music, and effects functioned well. Those elements were reasonably realistic and full throughout the movie, so this ended up as a low-key but workable mix.
We get a good mix of extras here, and we begin with an audio commentary from writer/director Gene Stupnitsky and writer Lee Eisenberg. Both sit together for a running, screen-specific look at story/characters, cast and performances, sets and locations, music, editing/alternate scenes, and related topics.
Every once in a while, Stupnitsky and Eisenberg offer some production insights. However, they usually just seem entertained by the film, and they also go silent an awful lot of the time. Chalk up this chat as a dull disappointment.
In addition to an Alternate Ending (2:00), we find 11 Deleted/Extended Scenes (10:26). The “Ending” offers minor alterations, as it places Max with a different girlfriend.
The “Ending” also fades in a way that lacks the connection to the film’s coda as well. I prefer this version, as it feels a bit more natural than the cheap laughs of the existing conclusion.
As for the “Scenes”, none of them present any kind of significant character or story elements – well, other than a disheartening twist at the kissing party. Some funny moments arise, such as Lucas’s call to customer service and the tech store saleswoman’s attempts to jack up the price of the drone.
A Gag Reel spans two minutes, seven seconds and presents goofs and giggles. A few alternate lines appear to add some value, but don’t expect much.
Six featurettes follow, and Boys For Real runs three minutes, 12 seconds and brings comments from Stupnitsky, Eisenberg, producers James Weaver and Josh Fagen, and actors Brady Noon, Jacob Tremblay, and Midori Francis. They discuss casting the three lead actors in this fairly fluffy piece.
With Welcome to Vancouver, we find a one-minute, seven second segment that features Weaver, Fagen, Stupnitsky, Eisenberg, Noon, Tremblay, producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, and actor Keith L. Williams. We learn Canada is fun in this forgettable clip.
Next comes the two-minute, 41-second A Fine Line. It offers notes from Tremblay, Weaver, Fagen, Stupnitsky, Eisenberg, Rogen, Goldberg, Noon, Francis, Williams, and actor Molly Gordon. “Line” covers the movie’s pre-teen profanity and becomes a moderately interesting take.
Ask Your Parents goes for two minutes, seven seconds and shows Rogen, Goldberg, Gordon, Francis, Weaver, Fagen, Stupnitsky, Eisenberg, and Tremblay. “Parents” looks at the adult concepts the kids deal with and their reactions. Like “Line”, it gives us a few fun insights.
During the one-minute, 45-second Bad Girls, we hear from Gordon, Francis, Rogen, Goldberg, Stupnitsky, Eisenberg, Weaver and Fagen. Like the title implies, we view the movie’s antagonistic females. It turns into a passable but short take.
Finally, Guest Stars fills two minutes, 39 seconds with remarks from Rogen, Tremblay, Weaver, Fagen, Williams, Stupnitsky, Eisenberg, Goldberg, and actors Will Forte and Stephen Merchant. We focus on well-known actors in small roles. It tells us little but some alternate lines entertain.
The disc opens with ads for Little and Undercover Brother 2. No trailer for Good Boys appears here.
A second disc brings a DVD copy of Good Boys. It includes the same extras as the Blu-ray.
Sold to movie-goers as a profane raunch-fest, Good Boys indeed comes with plenty of that sort of material. However, it also manages to give us a winning tale of young friendship that makes it more engaging than it could have been. The Blu-ray boasts excellent visuals along with adequate audio and a decent mix of bonus materials. Good Boys becomes a pretty amusing work.