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.
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Steve Franks, Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler|
Joey Lauren Adams