Funny film dads: Adam Sandler in ''Big Daddy''
Big Daddy (1999)
Funny film dads: Adam Sandler in ”Big Daddy”
PLAYED BY Adam Sandler
WHO IS HE? To impress a woman with his maturity and responsibility, childlike layabout Sonny takes in his friend’s 5-year-old, Julian (played by twins Cole and Dylan Sprouse), as a foster child.
SETTING AN EXAMPLE Sonny shows Julian the proper way to relieve yourself discreetly in an urban setting devoid of public restrooms (pictured).
EMBARRASSING MOMENT Sonny discusses his favorite drugs and liquors with a kindergarten class.
FATHERLY ADVICE ”Be nice to the Delivery Guy, will ya? It’s not his fault he can’t read.”
WHY YOU’LL WATCH Sonny may not be the most responsible father, but he’s a lot of fun. Did your dad let you eat 30 packets of ketchup for lunch or rename yourself Frankenstein?
MORE FATHERLY FUN Sandler’s a more upscale and upstanding dad in Spanglish (2004).
EW MOVIE GRADE B-