My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Big Daddy


(out of 5)

 plays a shiftless layabout who loses his girlfriend () to his lazy ways, but gets the chance to make up for it in the form of an abandoned child (, ) in this sappy but winsome comedy. Taking care of the youngster proves to be difficult, not to mention hindering to his new romance with , but with a lot of plucky resourcefulness and easy attitude on the child’s discipline, the job is accomplished; keeping the adoption service people and the child’s natural father at bay proves to be more of a challenge. Sandler’s mix of feel-good schmaltz and slapstick comedy doesn’t always melt together the way that it’s intended (he succeeded better in The Waterboy), but the movie’s feeling is positive and the atmosphere is bouncy enough. Adams is delectable, and all the actors in smaller roles (, , , ) do their job more than ably.

Jack Giarraputo Productions, Out of the Blue… Entertainment

USA, 1999

Directed by

Story by , Screenplay by Steve Franks,

Cinematography by 

Produced by Jack Giarraputo

Music by Teddy Castellucci

Production Design by Perry Andelin Blake

Costume Design by Ellen Lutter

Film Editing by Jeff Gourson

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