A collection of pretty funny outtakes from Adam Sandler's earlier movies, with a small child inserted through the magic of CGI. I was especially impressed with the way they made these edited pieces seem like an actual plot narrative, although you can see a few points where nothing matches up at all.Yes, I think Adam Sandler is quite funny. No, I'm not a self-proclaimed comedy purist who only thinks an actor's first three movies are always his best. It's just that Big Daddy seems like an outline for a vehicle that they had to use because the kid puked on the actual script. Adam gets kid, Adam does hijinks, random stoner buddies of Adam (Buscemi, Schneider) show up for alleged wackiness, kid turns on the puppy-face, every female in the audience turns to goo, Adam makes another $100 mill.
Now, I realize that Adam Sandler has never claimed to be Olivier, nor his films purported to be art. But wait, I did like a few things in Big Daddy. I liked when Adam yelled in that deep silly voice, and I loved the thought of what that all-ketchup diet would do to the feces he'd be cleaning off his apartment walls in 2 hours. Seriously, if there's a bodily function this kid didn't display, please do NOT enlighten me as to what it might be. Put some semen in his hair (or in his beer), and he's a poster child for the ideals of the modern American comedy: He already has snot, spit, poop, puke, and pee covered.
Here's the deal: If you laugh hysterically at Sandler's antics, as I often do, you will obviously love (or at least enjoy) this one. If you don't like him, why the hell are you reading a review of his new movie? I'll be looking forward to his next efforts. Maybe he'll stretch a little, and yell again in that deep funny voice and make jokes about boogers.The dumb goofy guy of Billy Madison times the sweet goofy guy from The Wedding Singer minus the violent goofy guy from Happy Gilmore plus two cute twins forced into a life of bondage by a major film studio equals Big Daddy, only dumber.