Parents' Guide to

Big Daddy

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Typical Adam Sandler: charm mixed with crude humor.

Movie PG-13 1999 93 minutes
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 10+

Very good movie, immature but with good morality

age 8+

Love it

It is amazing though there is a couple inappropriate parts I just covered my sons eyes at that part

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12 ):
Kids say (64 ):

Big Daddy has all the unavoidable elements of an Adam Sandler film: slapstick humor, gross jokes, bodily functions galore, spectacular pratfalls, and more than a sprinkling of sexual innuendo. Yet it's a welcome return to the sweetness and heart of The Wedding Singer after the numbing dopiness of The Waterboy, and the tasteless portions (about 90 percent of the film) are played in such a broad and obvious way that there's little risk teens will mistake this for acceptable behavior.

This is not a profound movie, but adolescents (and those who like adolescent humor) will enjoy it. Sandler has a light-enough touch that the movie doesn't become sentimental or lose its sense of humor by adding some heart to the characters. Like the character he plays, Sandler is beginning to learn that you can be responsible and funny at the same time.

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