• Big Daddy (1999)

Big Daddy

Release Date: June 25th, 1999

DVD Release Date: November 2nd, 1999

PG-13 |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

Thirty-two-year-old Sonny Koufax (Adam Sandler) has spent his whole life avoiding responsibility. But when his girlfriend dumps him for an older man, he's got to find a way to prove he's ready to grow up. In a desperate last-ditch effort, Sonny adopts 5-year-old Julian (Dylan Sprouse), (Cole Sprouse) to impress her. She's not impressed ... and he can't return the kid. Uh-oh for Sonny!

Cast: Adam Sandler, Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Stewart, Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Josh Mostel, Leslie Mann, Allen Covert

Director: Dennis Dugan

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Jack Giarraputo Productions, Out of the Blue... Entertainment

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

Keywords: Girlfriend, New York City, Amusing, Transformation, Endearing, 1990s, Love, Growing up

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    Go to this movie for the cheap laughs and bodily fluid jokes -- those are its strengths. show more

  • 50
    Susan WloszczynaUSA Today

    There's some heavy-duty Oedipal stuff going on underneath all the running gags about Hooters restaurants. [25 June 1999, Life, p.8E]

  • 50
    Wesley MorrisSan Francisco Examiner

    In a sense, Sandler is damned if he develops, damned if he devolves. But he needn't apologize for being who he is by turning a goldmine sitcom into a tame "Baby Boom" for guys. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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