I do not recommend a vast majority of these films. In fact, a good 80-90% of these are anywhere from…
Nature called. Look who answered.
Layla Maloney is fed up with boyfriend Sonny Koufax's perpetual loafing, so when 5-year-old Julian is left on Sonny's doorstep, he assumes a fatherly role to prove he's responsible and to win Layla's love. Trouble is, Sonny has grown attached to the kid, who's really the son of his out-of-town roommate.
Like watching Kramer vs Kramer while being lobotomized by a screaming monkey.
I've always held the belief that this was one of Sandler's legitimately good movies. I no longer hold that belief. It's no Wedding Singer. But maybe the Wedding Singer is no Wedding Singer. I'm almost afraid to go and re-watch that one now. Not that I was under any illusion in the first place that Big Daddy was a great movie (I had it rated three stars), but this was much worse than I remembered. It's funny how our memory doesn't change as our taste in movies matures, leading to traumatic re-watch events like this one. Well, maybe traumatic is going too far in this case, but you know what I mean.
Recommended by Connor Carey
"Big Daddy" contains a lot of the over the top gross out slapstick that Adam Sandler comedies have become to be famous for, and you've seen it plenty of times before, but I was admittedly pretty swept up by its charm, as it's a lot more genuine and touching than you'd expect, and there are more than a dozen of big laughs throughout. You see every plot beat coming miles away, but its big heart got me quite a few times, and this is one of Sandler's better performances to date as well as perhaps his most touching. Tons of fun cameos throughout too.
Big Daddy, where Adam Sandler is out-performed by a 7 year old (actually Dylan and Cole Sprouse, playing one character together)
Big Daddy is like most Sandler comedies.
He shouts in his childish voice, enjoys annoying those around him, and in the end he somehow grows up and becomes a better person.
Also included are scenes featuring fart, piss, puke and other bodily fluids jokes.
And of course Rob Schneider pops up to play a racist foreigner.
Its nothing new, and if you have seen a Sandler comedy before, you will know what to expect.
Yet, I could not help but enjoy this film more than usual.
Ever since Punch-Drunk Love, I have to admit I started to really hate…
Jon Stewart gets what I would deem as the only homophobic line in the entire film. Was anyone ready for that? The guy who has since revolutionized political commentary in the mainstream media and become one of the few and genuine heroes of modern celebrity in the wasteland days of Hilton, Richie, Lohan, Kardashian-Jenner, Bieber, etc. While the film is peppered with "ew!" commentary from the hot, rock-shaped blond guy, I can't help but feel Sandler and co are mocking him for those feelings rather than using him as mouthpiece for how they feel about gay couples. But Stewart, the only Responsible Adult of Sandler's pack of friends (before Joey Lauren Adams sacrifices her own big case for his custody…
What can I say about BIG DADDY? I was seven years old when it came out and I remember seeing it at the drive-in. Man-child has to become a man by taking care of a child. I mean, I get it. Still makes me smile. It's definitely one of Sandler's better outings.
Another Adam Sandler movie where he plays an eternal big kid, but now he has to act like an adult to take care of a real kid. Funny, but nothing new.
"Big Daddy" is one of the more well rounded Sandler films when it comes to balancing its story with the silly gags, warm hearted emotion and a likable performance out of Sandler.
not bad but nothing special.
People will often put Big daddy up there with the likes of The wedding singer, they will have you believe it's one of Sandler's better efforts. It's not his worse, but Sandler plays his usual childish shouting self and learns to be a grown up by having a child forced upon him, and while trying to win his girlfriend back winds up falling for someone else. It's like a script for a romantic comedy that fell into a urinal, it's predictable as any romantic comedy, it's clichés come thick and fast, but it seems to think it as an edge due to the slapstick and humour it presents on screen.
What I got to say about "Big Daddy" is a movie that gives the love and support of learning about the responsibility be a parent. Now does this movie deliver that. For my opinion I would say "Yes!" "Adam Sandler gives us a performance that is a mature approach to his character which makes it so believable to watch." The directing and screenplay is fine.
Have you ever been to a screening where the whole audience says, "awwww" in a sentimental tone?
A decent Adam Sandler movie
Steve Buscemi brings me to tears. He is a comic marvel.
Homophobia and Hooters is about all else this shit offers.
Counting all the 90's movies I've watched/re-watched since joining Letterboxd (3 years ago today- February 18th, 2013).
My personal goal…