Big Daddy

Once you adopt a kid, you've got a keep him
Once you adopt a kid, you've got a keep him


D: Dennis Dugan

Columbia (Allen Covert & Jack Giarraputo)

USA 🇺🇸 1999

93 mins


W: Steve Franks, Tim Herlihy & Adam Sandler

DP: Theo Van De Sande

Ed: Jeff Gourson

Mus: Teddy Castelluci

Adam Sandler (Sonny Koufax), Cole Sprouse / Dylan Sprouse (Julian McGrath), Joey Lauren Adams (Layla Maloney), Jon Stewart (Kevin Gerrity), Leslie Mann (Corinne Maloney), Rob Schneider (Nazo)

Adam Sandler cranks his manchild act up to complete jerk in this puerile comedy aimed at the lowest common denomination of audience.

Sonny Koufax is a college dropout who thinks that adopting an infant child will impress his girlfriend, but it only proves how immature he is as he goes about his usual business with no paternal nous at all. This could have been a new spin on Three Men & A Baby, but instead just goes for fart humour.

For some reason, Big Daddy is considered amongst Adam Sandler's best works, but I really didn't like it. I guess I just demand more intelligence from movies, comedy or otherwise.


Big Daddy
Big Daddy
Did You Know:
Before Adam Sandler was cast, Bill Murray and Jack Nicholson were considered for the role of Sonny.