A 30+ year old loser is living off of a lawsuit and loses his girlfriend due to his inability to grow up and show responsibility. He soon gets his chance when he adopts the 5 year old love child of his best friend in an attempt to impress her. But how can a man who acts like a child raise a child with success?
Shamefully contrived and
woefully idiotic comedy that's high on lowbrow humor and low on
high-minded originality. Much of the humor stems from piss,
ass-wiping, or vomit jokes to making fun of the homeless, drunks or
immigrants, and Hooters. Needless to say your mileage may vary as to
whether this is funny or not to you. The few funny moments
notwithstanding, the plot itself is totally laughable (and not in the
good way), and the ill-conceived custody battle for the boy with the
most liberal amount of grandstanding seen in motion picture history
sinks the film from painfully ridiculous to unforgivably nauseating.
All the while Sandler teaches his young adopted son how to be a
sadistic spoiled brat, while we're supposed to root for the right of
a clearly unfit parent to keep custody of what will certainly grow up
to be a monster when he reaches adulthood. A few more stinkers like
this and Sandler may really find himself out of a job.
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