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Big Daddy (1999)

PG-13 | | 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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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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$34,200,000 (estimated)

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$41,536,370 (USA) (25 June 1999)

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$163,479,795 (USA) (29 October 1999)
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Based on the evidence given in the movie, Julian's natural mother is named Jan McGrath. See more »

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When Sonny is walking back to couch after tuning the television and says, "Let's do it, Rangers," he places his Pepsi behind the Chunk Chip bag. In the next shot when he says, "How you doing?" to Julian, the Pepsi is to the right behind the Cheetos Bag. See more »

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[at McDonald's]
Sonny: Okay, what do you want?
Julian: Cheerios.
Sonny: Cheerios? They don't got Cheerios. What else?
Julian: Lasagna.
Sonny: Lasagna? What the hell is the matter with you? Um, we'll take hot cakes and sausage...
Employee: Sorry, sir, we stopped serving breakfast.
Sonny: What are you talking about? We're FOUR seconds late.
Employee: No, you're 30 minutes and four seconds late. We stopped serving breakfast at 10:30.
Sonny: Aw, HORSESHIT!
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Note to Cozy's: Adam also likes your hamburgers See more »

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References G.I. Joe (1985) See more »

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Fooled Around and Fell in Love
Written and Performed by Elvin Bishop
Courtesy of Polydor Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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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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