Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the next day.
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
DIRECTOR_CAMEO(Dennis Dugan): The guy unprepared for Halloween and, on the television, behind Columbo. See more »
At the end of the trial, Corinne's shocked reaction upon learning that Julian belongs to her boyfriend (Jon/Stewart/Kevin Gerrity) makes no sense. Throughout the trial, the judge makes reference to Julian as "Julian McGrath, aka Julian Gerrity" and several statements were made regarding "Sonny Koufax impersonating Kevin Gerrity" so there is no way that Corinne wouldn't have put the pieces together to realize what the situation was. See more »
[after jumping around frantically to the Kangaroo song, Julian suddenly stops]
Aww, what's wrong, are you all hopped out?
[Julian suddenly throws up all the junk food he has been eating all over the floor]
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This movie is dedicated to our fathers. Thanks for putting up with all our crap. We love you. See more »
When aired on TV, some scenes were altered, like:
When Sonny finds out McDonalds stopped serving breakfast at 10:30, his scream of "horseshit!" was changed to "Noooo!";
The word 'ass' was changed to 'butt'; the word 'shit' was altered or worked around;
The names of Sonny's snacks when he's watching hockey were blurred out; Sonny's line of "the money I got in the cab accident is kicking ass in the stock market" was altered.
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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