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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
Cole Sprouse and Dylan Sprouse both lost baby teeth during production and had to be fitted with temporary replacements. Dylan Sprouse's tooth fell out in the middle of a take. Near the end of the movie, just after entering Hooters for his birthday, Sonny makes a reference to Julian about dealing with a missing tooth (at around 1h 25 mins) while holding Julian, "Hey, You! Still missin' that tooth?"). See more »
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 »
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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