Big Daddy is a 1999 American comedy-drama film directed by Dennis Dugan and starring Adam Sandler and the Sprouse Brothers, which was released on June 25, 1999 by Columbia Pictures.
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.
Why It Rocks
- The story is pretty good.
- Great acting (except Adam Sandler and Rob Schneider).
- Amazing soundtrack.
- Excellent cinematography.
- The writing is pretty good.
- Pretty good jokes.
On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 40% based on 93 reviews, and an average rating of 5.1/10. The site's critical consensus reads, "Adam Sandler acquits himself admirably, but his charm isn't enough to make up for Big Daddy's jarring shifts between crude humor and mawkish sentimentality". On Metacritic the film has a weighted average score of 41 out of 100, based on reviews from 26 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".