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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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Adam Sandler Trademark: Cameo of Steve Buscemi. 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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[Sonny has left his apartment leaving Nazo in charge of Julian]
Julian: [jumping on the couch signing along to the kangaroo song] Would you like to come and play? We'll hop, hop, hop, hop...
Julian: [hits Nazo on the head with a paperback book] ... WHAT DO YOU SAY?
[the doorbell rings]
Nazo: Get the door!
[Julian leaves to answer the door]
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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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Written by Melanie Chisholm, Phil Thornalley, and Dave Munday
Produced by Rick Rubin
Performed by Melanie Chisholm (as Melanie C)
Courtesy of Virgin Records Ltd.
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A rather funny movie featuring Sandler.
17 July 2007 | by See all my reviews

I am not a Sandler fan in the least, in fact for the most part I do not enjoy his movies. Still, this one was a rather funny little comedy even if it did have a rather unbelievable premise. Guy loses girl, guy tries to get girl back by taking in a kid who may or may not be a friend of his kid. So aside from that you have your funny scenes of Adam trying to raise a small boy to the best of his ability while also getting the attention of a new female in his life. Granted some of the jokes were just lame such as Sandler dressing up as the boy's favorite toy, but for the most part the jokes were hits. It did tend to get a bit sentimental towards the end, but not as bad as other movies of this type tend to get. Jon Stewart is in this one as is Sandler buddies Rob Snider. Steve Bushemi is also in it, but his appearance in the movie is rather stupid. So for a rather good comedy that isn't really great, but not unbearable like many Sandler comedies can get try this one on for size.


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