Starring: Adam Sandler, Joey Lauren Adams, and
I saw Big Daddy, staring Adam Sandler, on the day of its premiere. The theatre was pretty full and the experience was good overall. In this review I will be explaining what makes the movie great as well as it's downfalls.
The movie places Adam Sandler as a loser who only works one day a week. His girlfriend is interested in someone with a future and so she basically places an ultimatum on Sandler - get some responsibility or get out. With this in mind, Sandler eventually starts taking care of a kid to show his girlfriend that he is a responsible, but it grows into so much more as Sandler becomes attached to the kid and they become dependant on each other. With the summary done with, let's get into the heart of the movie. Oh yeah, Sandler's character name is Sonny Koufax but I'll refer to him by his real name from this point forward.
The kid (Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse) was downright annoying for the first hour. I wanted to slap some sense and respect into him but his acting was pretty good as far as a kid can go. I mean, this is a comedy and there isn't much room to showoff any acting talent. Anyone can jump up and down and throw up. It doesn't take talent to do that. He was successful in that he was able to hate him and then love him, all in 2 hours. Good job by the kid.
The other actors in the movie have almost no role. This whole movie is about Sandler and the kid. A couple of worthy mentions include Sandler's food delivery man played by Rob Schneider. OMG, this guy is so funny! I couldn't get enough of him. Sandler's roommate Jon Stewart had a very minimal role but he did a good job. Stewart's fiancÚ (often referred to as the Hooters girl) was incredibly gorgeous. She puts that grrr in swingrrr, baby! Sorry, some residual Austin Powers humor left.
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