While in his teens, Donny fathered a son, Todd, and raised him as a single parent until Todd's 18th birthday. Now Donny resurfaces just before Todd's wedding after years apart, sending the groom-to-be's world crashing down.

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Sean Anders

Writer:

David Caspe
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Adam Sandler ... Donny
Andy Samberg ... Todd
Leighton Meester ... Jamie
Vanilla Ice ... Vanilla Ice
James Caan ... Father McNally
Milo Ventimiglia ... Chad
Blake Clark ... Gerald
Meagen Fay ... Helen
Tony Orlando ... Steve Spirou
Will Forte ... Phil
Rachel Dratch ... Phil's Wife
Nick Swardson ... Kenny
Peggy Stewart ... Grandma Delores
Luenell ... Champale
Ciara ... Brie
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Storyline

While still in his teens, Donny (Adam Sandler) fathered son Todd (Andy Samberg) and raised him alone until Todd's 18th birthday. Now, after years apart, Donny suddenly shows up uninvited on the eve of Todd's wedding. Donny tries desperately to reconnect with Todd and is forced to deal with the results of his bad parenting skills. Written by Official site

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Everyone has a teenage crush... Donny's went a little too far. 30 years later... See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude sexual content throughout, nudity, pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Donny Berger is actually based on Uncle Donnie from Adam Sandler's 1999 comedy album Stan & Judy's Kid with the skit "The Psychotic Legend Of Uncle Donnie". See more »

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In the beginning of the movie when Chad comes home from the Marines you can see when talking to Donny that Chad's rank insignia are upside down. See more »

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[from trailer]
Donny: [reads a magazine] Whoa, that's my boy! He moved out when he was eighteen, I haven't seen him since...
Brie: It says here he's one of the most successful hedge fund managers in the finance industry.
Champale: Maybe your son can help you...
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Alternate Versions

When shown on Lifetime, after Todd mockingly says "nice suitcase" to Donny, Donny's follow-up line "This is a Hefty bag" is changed to "this is a garbage bag". See more »


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I Was Made For Lovin' You
Written by Desmond Child, Vini Poncia and Paul Stanley
Performed by KISS
Courtesy of The Island Def Jam Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Popular to hate Sandler these days.
30 September 2012 | by GanjiekIMDBSee all my reviews

Seems every movie Sandler does these days gets hated on. People saying this is the worst movie ever made in history...really? You people must not have seen many movies. Regardless of what Sandler does the rest of his career its now popular to point out how it sucks and not as funny as his old movies. I enjoyed this movie, laughing out loud several times. Sandler does a great job playing the father. The bachelor party scenes are epic, really feel for the characters. Uncle Vanny? Hilarious. At no point in this movie did I think "oh man this is the worst thing I've seen in my life." Had good feeling, good comedy, a solid entry to Sandlers recent works. Much much better than the one where he played his sister.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 June 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I Hate You, Dad See more »

Filming Locations:

Brockton, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,453,714, 17 June 2012

Gross USA:

$36,931,089

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$57,719,093
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Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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