Big Daddy (1999)

(On TV, November 2001) I despise Adam Sandler, I despise stupid comedies, I despise gratuitously sentimental films and at this stage of my life, you could even say that I despise kids. No surprise, then, if I found Big Daddy to be one of the most useless films I’ve seen in a while. Oh, it sort of acquires narrative inertia near the end, but for most of its duration, it’s the sort of film you don’t feel guilty ignoring. There are a few good lines, most of them not actually said by Sandler. (I liked “Oh, in retrospect it seems as if I’ve made some very bad choices after high school.”) Some will be pleased to note a complimentary reference to Canadian beer. Not an essential film by any means, nor even a worthwhile one.

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