Reviewed by: Kara Kelly
Starring: Adam Sandler, Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Stewart, Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse | Director: Dennis Dugan | Writer: Steve Franks
“Big Daddy” is another typical Adam Sandler movie. Humor, stupidity, and a no-thought plot. There were times when I did find some humor, but the occurance was rare and soon forgotten. The cast of characters were some familiar faces from Saturday Night Live, and some not so familiar faces.
“Big Daddy” is the story of a “loser” named Sonny who doesn’t work and is trying to change his partying, lazy lifestyle for his girlfriend and move on past high school (been there and done that with his previous movies). So he decides to attempt to raise a foster child named Julian. To help in his parenting, Sonny enlists the help of his two homosexual school buddies and an illiterate, illegal alien delivery boy.
Sonny has no clue about how to treat Julian or be a good role model, but just the same they end up becoming great pals. After completely corrupting the child, Sonny becomes attached to Julian and would like to adopt him. As the movie progresses, Sonny becomes more mature and his whole life changes. Well, maybe not.
I do not recommend viewing “Big Daddy”, unless you are a die hard Adam Sandler fan. The PG-13 rating is underrated. There are many references to certain parts of the human anatomy and not only referred by Sandler and his cohorts, but this poor child as well. They take a five year old child and make him a foul mouth and call it cute. There is also a lot of swearing. I guess it got the PG-13 rating because there is no sex or actual nude bodies, but many references to both. Don’t bother with this one.