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…
Part of Scavenger Hunt 17 - August 2016
Film #3 - Task #23: A movie about or featuring a single dad!
It's not as terrible as current Sandler movies and it is watchable. But Big Daddy is so boring and mostly just unfunny. I really don't know if it's just my childhood memories or something else, but everytime I revisit a Sandler movie, I have the same thought in my mind: "I laughed at that once?"
It's a weird feeling every time I suffer through his new stuff, but even weirder when it's the stuff I remember to be funny. I saw Big Daddy once or twice years ago but had no idea what would happen this time. I…
Formulaic vehicle for Sandler which finds him adopting a child after he gets dumped at his doorstep. Tries to hit all the notes you would expect on a sentimental level, without producing anything remarkable, but worst of all for a comedy, there is nothing there worth laughing about. The gags that do sort of land were predictable. Mediocre overall, but the courtroom finale is just bad.
I have memories of watching the beginning of this film in primary school, but never the end.
It was as fun as I remember. I have a big time crush on 90's Sandler so there's that.
"What's in the bag Corrine? Chicken wings? Booby tassles?"
At this point, a Sand Man vehicle that is just aggressively average as opposed to balls-to-the-wall offensive feels like a bona fide classic. It's pretty much a Sand Man romantic comedy, but with the love interest being a small boy that the Sand Man has to Daddy! And ya know what? The Sand Man does a damn good job as a Daddy. This is strangely absent of homophobia and racism apart from Rob Schneider's exaggerated Arabic (?) schmaltzing, and only Steve Buscemi's homeless character suffers an actual Sand Blasting. Very, very, very average, but this filled the hole in my heart left after THAT'S MY BOY.
AMC Hamilton 24, MA
These things were actually sorta directed back in the day.
One of Adam Sandlers best. Laughed the whole way through.
the never ending NYC movie list.
feel free to add more if i missed any.
These are films that I've seen over the years that I've either liked or loved, but A LOT of people…