Big Daddy

An educated thirty-something slacker, Sonny (Sandler), has shunned a career for a life of part-time work, pizza, beer and sports. In an attempt to prove to his impatient girlfriend Vanessa (Swanson) that he's capable of handling responsibility, Sonny adopts the bed-wetting five-year-old Julian (twins Cole and Dylan Sprouse), whom he attempts to raise with unorthodox parenting skills. This lightweight, bubblegum caper synthesises robust, physical humour, self-deprecation and witty one liners. The main problem, as with most other dumb boy pictures, is that the supporting characters are underwritten. Here, the women are dollies wallpapering Sandler's universe, an irritating but indispensable component of the lad's survival kit, providing ample opportunity for puerile humour.

Release details

Duration: 93 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Dennis Dugan
Screenwriter: Steve Franks, Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler
Cast: Adam Sandler
Kirsty Swanson
Cole Sprouse
Dylan Sprouse
Joey Lauren Adams
Jon Stewart
Allen Couvert
Josh Mostel
Leslie Mann
Joe Bologna
Steve Buscemi
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