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Big Daddy (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama | 25 June 1999 (USA)
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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Once you adopt a kid, you've got to keep him. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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

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25 June 1999 (USA)  »

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Guy Gets Kid  »

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$34,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$41,536,370 (USA) (27 June 1999)

Gross:

$163,479,795 (USA)
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Working title was "Guy Gets Kid". See more »

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The skater that trips on the stick is shown skating past the kid before he throws down the stick. See more »

Quotes

Sonny: [Julian is bouncing up and down in front of the TV on a rubber ball] Hey.
Julian: Hey!
Sonny: You like hockey?
Julian: You like hockey?
Sonny: This is a big, important game.
Julian: This is a big, important game!
Sonny: Cut the crap.
Julian: Cut the crap!
Sonny: I'm being serious, don't do that.
Julian: I;m being serious, don't do that!
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Note to Cozy's: Adam also likes your hamburgers See more »

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Spoofs The Lion King (1994) See more »

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It's Now or Never
Written by Wally Gold, Aaron Schröder (as Aaron Schroeder) and Eduardo Di Capua (uncredited)
Performed by Jorge Buccio
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Sandler's funniest!
28 June 1999 | by (Toronto, Ontario) – See all my reviews

Some movies are made for us to ponder questions of morality and ethics. Some are made for us to question reality. Some are made for us to find ourselves.

This movie is not one of them.

This movie was made for one reason and that is to make us laugh. And it does that very well.

Sandler plays an incredibly irresponsible derelict that has no real job or ambition in life. He gets a kid left on is doorstep and he is forced to care for him. The story needn't be described any more than that, we all know what happens. But it is what this movie does to our senses that makes it worth while. In short, it makes us laugh hysterically. This film is a whirlwind of jokes and hilarity and when it stops to let you catch your breath it still entertains you. I admire films like this. They aren't meant to be Instinct or The Siege ( two films that I absolutely love ) but all it aspires to do is entertain you; take you away from life for 90 minutes. And let's face it. Sitting in a cool theater with a bag of M&M's, a cold Coke and a funny movie is a perfect way to spend a lazy summer afternoon.

This is a great movie and it will make you laugh. That's all it is, nothing more, nothing less. And we should be thankful for that.


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