Big Daddy Reviews
"Nature called. Look who answered."
Big Daddy is one of the better Adam Sandler comedies. None of his standard comedies are as good as the drama/comedies of Punch Drunk Love or Funny People, but he has made a few good ones(despite what everyone says). Sure his brand of comedy is the same in every film and that brand isn't incredibly intelligent, but their not meant to be. I'm not the biggest fan of Sandler, but I hate how everyone just rips on him constantly. Who gives a shit if he makes dumb comedies. Don't watch them. Many of his movies I don't like either, but he's gotten rich as fuck with this brand of comedy. I wouldn't stop making the same movie either.
Sonny is a 30 year old man who works one day a week and never gets up early enough to have McDonald's breakfast. His girlfriend is getting fed up with him. He does nothing, living off $200,000 that he got when his foot was ran over by a taxi. One day a kid shows up at his door. The letter says the kid is Sonny's roommates kid. Since his roommate is out, he decides to take care of him over the weekend until he can get him with a lined up foster family. Then, after spending time with him, he decides the kid may be exactly what he needs right now.
The drama is predictable and the comedy is the same. Still, the movie doesn't have Sandler acting too ridiculous or sporting a dumb, supposedly funny, voice. The relationship with the kid isn't done intelligently, but still comes off as somewhat touching in a different way. There's more comedic scenes that work in Big Daddy then some of Sandler's other average works.
If you can just enjoy an unimportant and less than original comedy for an hour and a half, this isn't too bad. It's not going to win any awards, but it should entertain. There's much better comedies out there, but there's also much worse. I know there's a lot of people out there that think Sandler is the worst thing in the film industry, but he just isn't.
Obviously, the laugs are what make this movie so great. Sandler can be very funny when he's having trouble raising Julian...errrr "Frankenstein", especially in the early stages. He practically goes nuts.
Once again, Sandler does a great job of picking a supporting cast. Stev Buscemi did a downright hillarious performance as the homeless guy, and Rob Shneider did a very good job too. There arguement at the law case gives a bit of a brighter premise.
This movie has a lot of heart too, especially for a Sandler film. As the film goes on, Sunny begins to bond with Julian, and there are a few scenes that are actually really sweet. I almost cried at the ending (I won't spoil it for you)
Even the acting is believeable, one of the big negatives in some Sandler films. Whether it was Sandler, Lauren Adams, or even Dylan and Cole Sprouse, they did a good job.
Big Daddy easily ranks as one of my favorites all time.
I really like the kid in the film.
Kid was so funny
Adam Sandler did bad job acting.
If u likes Adam Sandler you should give this a try.
its funny, sweet and a lovely storyline and its very entertainging movie to watch!!!
"Big Daddy" is a pretty good movie, but it wasn't what I expected it to be. I thought it would be hilarious like some of Sandler's other movies such as "Happy Gilmore" or "The Waterboy," but really it's more of a showing of how an immature guy can become attached to a kid and start wanting responsibility. I also didn't think Adam Sandler did one of his better acting jobs in this movie. The court session part of the movie was sort of cheesy. But I recommend seeing this movie so you can find out what happens and if Sonny will get to keep the kid and what he will do about his girlfriend that dumped him. It's worth buying, but you might want to rent it or see it on TV first. NOTE: That was my Amazon review from the year 2000. I know this is one of Adam Sandler's most loved movies, but I've never understood. I'm a Sandler fan (he has the same birthday, September 9th, as me, btw), but this has always been one of my lesser favorites of his. Overrated!!!
Sandler plays 30-year-old bachelor Sonny Koufax, a carefree slob who has never much taken to adult responsibilities; he works one day a week as a tollbooth collector, and spends the remainder of his time living off of a $200,000 reward he collected from an auto accident. All told, the life suits him just fine. However, as his old buddies start getting married and drifting away, Sonny realizes that if he doesn't do something soon, he could end up all alone for the rest of his life. When his most recent girlfriend, Vanessa (Kristy Swanson), indicates that she needs some time off because she's sick of being with a man who can't act like a grown-up, he decides that it's time to take drastic action to win her back. Conveniently enough, a little boy named Julian (Cole Sprouse and Dylan Sprouse) turns up on his doorstep, claiming that he's the biological son of Sonny's roommate and friend from law school, Kevin (Jon Stewart). The kid tells Sonny that he's from Buffalo, New York; Kevin has never been to Buffalo, New York, but no matter - Sonny foresees, in Julian, an opportunity to convince Vanessa that he can face adult responsibilities. He thus takes charge of the little boy over a long Columbus Day weekend, pretending to be Kevin. However, the plan doesn't work as expected, and the authorities hone in on a discovery of Sonny's real identity. Meanwhile, Sonny finds himself genuinely drawn to the tyke.
It started out great. I enjoyed the characters, Adam Sandler was, as usual, comedically fine-tuned, and the supporting cast was quite good. I even enjoyed watching Sandler muck around a little with some dramatics.
But despite the strong beginning and middle, the ending was much like a deflated balloon. It was almost as if the writer couldn't decide on an appropriate ending, was getting pressure from the producers to finish up, and everything was rushed. The court case was one of the worst I've ever seen; totally unrealistic -- what judge would stand for those shenanigans? The father/son patched-relationship was too much.
But I cannot say this was a bad movie. I would definitely recommend it to anyone with a sense of humour and a bit of a soft heart. Just try not to expect the great storyline that grew quite nicely to end as well as it should have seemed to.