We all have to grow up at some point. For some people, they have to prodded and pushed to grow up. For the last twenty years, Adam Sandler has played several variations on the man child character.
In 1999, he once again played within type in Big Daddy.
Sonny Koufax (Adam Sandler) is 32 years old. He has a degree from law school and a nice apartment in Manhattan. He does not have a job and lives off of money he received from a lawsuit. To maintain his relationship with his girlfriend and to prove that he is an adult, Sonny adopts a five year old boy. He expects that it will be easy. But his experience in parenthood will teach Sonny a lesson on growing up and being a real adult.
This movie is an interesting one. As an actor. Sandler has one foot in his previous man child characters and has another foot in a character who realizes that he has to grow up. While this is not my favorite Adam Sandler movie, it shows his maturity as an actor to stretch himself and the characters he plays.
Do I recommend it? Why not?