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
Some critics have compared it to a updated version of The Kid which stared Charlie Chaplin. See more »
During the Kangaroo Song, the lyrics on the TV show "hop hop hop all DAY", but the singer actually says "hop hop hop all Night". See more »
[about the Kangaroo song]
I can't take this shit. Are you serious?
[Julian continues jumping to the Kangaroo song]
[under his breath; about the character in the song]
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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.
For the most part, "Big Daddy" is the average Adam Sandler movie, with him as slacker messing with the status quo. But this one certainly does have some intelligence to it. Portraying Sandler adopting a boy (twins Cole and Dylan Sprouse), the movie certainly gives adoption a good name, even if it uses complete silliness to do so. It's mostly interesting how the movie shows that he has to mature more in the process of raising this boy.
One noticeable thing is the presence of Jon Stewart (I believe that this was before he started hosting "The Daily Show"). Also appearing are Adam Sandler regulars Josh Mostel, Allen Covert, Rob Schneider and Steve Buscemi, plus Joey Lauren Adams as Sandler's hubby. A really enjoyable movie.
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