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Big Daddy should be reported to the child welfare office.
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Recycling the regressive humor of his (Sandlers) previous films, it piles on so much sentimentality that you wonder how anyone could consider him a renegade. [25 June 1999, Friday, p.A]
There's some heavy-duty Oedipal stuff going on underneath all the running gags about Hooters restaurants. [25 June 1999, Life, p.8E]
Go to this movie for the cheap laughs and bodily fluid jokes -- those are its strengths.
Much of Big Daddy looks like it was made up on the spot, but Sandler, with his bad-dog eagerness to get caught in the act of misbehaving, pulls you through it.
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Pause for kids 14 & under
Typical Adam Sandler -- charm mixed with crude humor.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that there are a number of sexual references -- some quite vivid -- and a range of the usual PG-13 naughty words and potty humor.
Messages: Not applicable
Violence: A few tussles
Sex: Some vivid references.
Language: Strong language.
Consumerism: Not applicable
Drinking, drugs and smoking: Not applicable
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