Big Daddy ★★★

Though I originally was not a fan of how Sonny teaches Julian, as an adult I like the issues the film addresses. It's very formulaic, but it's a common thought that just being a friend to a child and letting them do whatever they want is what a good parent does, when that actually denies them structure and the stability that they need for good growth. The film has some very cliched moments and gets repetitive in it's joke delivery (especially the Hooters jokes that really are more mean than funny) but Julian is adorable, and Sonny is good at representing the potential parent in all of us that are irresponsible. We may fail at other things, but we would do anything to make sure we are there for our child. Not the best by Sandler, but it has its moments.