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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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Also Known As:

Guy Gets Kid  »

Box Office

Budget:

$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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Working title was "Guy Gets Kid". See more »

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When "Frankenstein" vomits on the floor, it is partially on the floor and partially on the carpet. Later, it is totally on the floor with none on the carpet See more »

Quotes

Nazo: [at Sonny's door] I had call for delivery in building, but I think it was crank call.
[holds up a bag]
Nazo: Want some chocolate cake?
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This movie is dedicated to our fathers. Thanks for putting up with all our crap. We love you. See more »

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References Barney & Friends (1992) See more »

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Ooh La La
Written by Theo Keating
Performed by The Wiseguys
Courtesy of Wall of Sound Records and Ideal Records
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A predictable Sandler vehicle.
28 June 2014 | by (Hampshire, England) – See all my reviews

Irresponsible slacker Sonny Koufax (Adam Sandler) begrudgingly 'adopts' his best pal's son Julian (played by twins Cole and Dylan Sprouse), teaching the kid how to act as irresponsibly as he does. Inevitably, Sonny realises his mistake and rectifies the problem, but is eventually rumbled by the social service, who want to put Julian in care. Faced with losing the little guy forever, the layabout smartens up his act, hits the law books and prepares for court, determined to win Julian back.

A massive dollop of schmaltzy Hollywood cheeze designed to tug at the heartstrings but leave a big smile on the face, Big Daddy is extremely formulaic stuff that simply lets Sandler do his thing: be a likable loser who learns a valuable life lesson and changes his ways for the better, all the while delivering crass gags about urinating in public and women with big boobs (Leslie Mann and Kristy Swanson bearing the brunt of many a Hooters joke). If Sandler's name in the credits doesn't make you want to turn off instantly, then this should prove a reasonably fun way to waste your time—just don't go expecting too much from it.


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