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Big Daddy (1999)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  25 June 1999 (USA)
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A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father.

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Sonny Koufax is 32 years old. He's a law school graduate. He's got a nice apartment in Manhattan. There's just one problem. He does nothing, except sit on his butt and live off an investment that was the result of a meager lawsuit he won a year ago. But after his fed up girlfriend leaves him, he comes up with the ingenious idea to adopt a five year old boy to showcase his newfound maturity. But things don't go as planned, and Sonny finds himself the unlikely foster father that will change his perspective on just looking out for himself. Written by MonkeyKingMA

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Nature called. Look who answered. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for language and some crude humor | See all certifications »

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Guy Gets Kid  »

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$34,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,360,121 (UK) (1 October 1999)

Gross:

£4,434,727 (UK) (12 November 1999)
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Allen Covert has appeared in fourteen Adam Sandler films. See more »

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When Sonny is pouring milk into the lotion bottle for Julian to put it on his cereal, the bowl is heaping with cereal but in the next shot, it is level. See more »

Quotes

Julian: [after finding out he has to be taken from Sonny by the social services] You don't want me here anymore?
Sonny: [close to tears] No, that's not it, pal. You just have to go away for awhile.
Julian: How long am I going away for?
Sonny: [trying not to cry] I don't want to lie to you. I don't think we'll be seeing each other anymore. I screwed up, I'm so sorry. Come here, put your coat on. This is not your fault, okay? I'm the idiot
Julian: I don't wanna go!
Sonny: I know you don't, but you have to. You'll be okay, alright?
Julian: [...]
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Follows HBO First Look: The Making of 'Big Daddy' (1999) See more »

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O Sole Mio
Written by Giovanni Capurro, Eduardo Di Capua (as Edouardo DiCapua), and Alfredo Mazzucchi
Performed by Jorge Buccio
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Adam Sandler vehicle - nuff said
15 June 1999 | by (Vancouver, BC) – See all my reviews

Big Daddy- Sonny Koufax (Adam Sandler) is the irresponsible guy - he has no manners, and no clue. Although Sonny has somehow managed to get a girlfriend, she is tired of his aimless ways, and gives him an ultimatum - do something with your life or I leave. Fate steps in with a ready-made 'solution': Sonny will raise the little boy who was dropped off at the apartment with a note proclaiming his roommate (Jon Stewart) the father, his girlfriend will realize his newfound responsibility, and all will be well.

Plausibility this movie doesn't have. But we are talking about Adam Sandler, the man who has given us such brainteasers as Happy Gilmore, and Billy Madison. Sandler's frat-boy humor - childish and, scatological - has however, drawn a huge following as evidenced by The Waterboy's huge box office, (a movie that I myself enjoyed and will surely be pilloried for).

I expected one thing from this movie - a good laugh. And it delivered. The obligatory tearjerker scenes were painful, but thankfully few and far between. If you are in the mood for some humor-light on cheap Tuesday, give this movie a chance.


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