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Thirty-two-year-old Sonny Koufax has spent
his whole life avoiding responsibility. But when his girlfriend
dumps him for an older man, he's got to find a way to prove he's
ready to grow up. In a desperate last-ditch effort, Sonny adopts
five-year-old Julian to impress her. She's not impressed ... and
he can't return the kid. Uh-oh for Sonny!
Comedy - Big Daddy is a comedy primarily for those who have enjoyed previous
films starring Adam Sandler. The humor is generally broad and crude, with
a few more clever references. Attempts to make his character more sensitive
and caring may appeal to a broader audience, while the sentimentality
could bore the younger viewers who have been Sandler's biggest fans. A
fairly dopey movie, but not an overtly insulting one.
A clown doing poo-poo jokes can still be a pretty entertaining clown,
which Sandler has done with sporadic effectiveness in his previous
films. In BIG DADDY, Sandler wants to be one of those laughing on the
outside, crying on the inside clowns, and plugs himself into a
sentimental, irritatingly generic high concept comedy. If Sandler
worried about keeping us laughing, and understood he's more fun to
watch when he is a child than when he has one, there wouldn't be
enough time to get bogged down in the cheap emotions or sloppy