History Film / BigDaddy

19th Jun '16 9:36:15 PM gewunomox
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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] that character in ''Theatre/CatOnAHotTinRoof''. Or the comedy band who does contemporary songs in the style of the '50s. Or with rapper Music/BigDaddyKane. Or with [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} World Wrestling Entertainment's]] Big Daddy V - or, for that matter, with their [[Wrestling/KevinNash "Big Daddy Cool."]] Or with those tough drill-arm enemies from ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}''. Or with that huge, 1,000-calorie burger offered by Southern California restaurant chain Cronies. Or the ''ComicBook/{{Chick Tract|s}}'' on evolution.

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[[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] that character in ''Theatre/CatOnAHotTinRoof''. Or the comedy band who does contemporary songs in the style of the '50s. Or with rapper Music/BigDaddyKane.''Big Daddy Kane''. Or with [[Wrestling/{{WWE}} World Wrestling Entertainment's]] Big Daddy V - or, for that matter, with their [[Wrestling/KevinNash "Big Daddy Cool."]] Or with those tough drill-arm enemies from ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}''. Or with that huge, 1,000-calorie burger offered by Southern California restaurant chain Cronies. Or the ''ComicBook/{{Chick Tract|s}}'' on evolution.
15th May '16 11:26:15 PM PaulA
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%%* DeerInTheHeadlights: Vanessa.



%%* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Vanessa.



* SmallRoleBigImpact: Two of 'em!
** Creator/KristySwanson. She is on screen for only about 10 minutes, but hers is one of the very first characters we see, as well as being the person responsible for Sonny adopting Julian in the first place. [[BookEnds She's in the final scene, too!]]
** Jon Stewart. Kevin Gerrity is conspicuously missing for most of the film (being on a business trip in China). Unlike Swanson, Stewart didn't even make it into the trailer, as described above. Yet the whole plot hinges on Sonny impersonating Kevin, and he's the one who [[spoiler: saves Sonny from jail time at the climax]].

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* SmallRoleBigImpact: Two of 'em!
SmallRoleBigImpact:
** Creator/KristySwanson. She Vanessa is on screen for only about 10 minutes, but hers is one of the very first characters we see, as well as being the person responsible for Sonny adopting Julian in the first place. [[BookEnds She's in the final scene, too!]]
** Jon Stewart. Kevin Gerrity is conspicuously missing for most of the film (being on a business trip in China). Unlike Swanson, Stewart He didn't even make it into the trailer, as described above. trailer. Yet the whole plot hinges on Sonny impersonating Kevin, and he's the one who [[spoiler: saves [[spoiler:saves Sonny from jail time at the climax]]. climax]].
25th Apr '16 3:11:40 AM Tsunoba
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* PeripheryHatedom: In-story example: Sonny absolutely ''loathes'' a giant singing kangaroo on a children's video watched by Julian ("I can't take this shit."). The kangaroo is obviously supposed to be a CaptainErsatz for [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney the Dinosaur]], but oddly enough [[CelebrityParadox Barney, too, exists in the movie's universe]].

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* PeripheryHatedom: [[invoked]]PeripheryHatedom: In-story example: Sonny absolutely ''loathes'' a giant singing kangaroo on a children's video watched by Julian ("I can't take this shit."). The kangaroo is obviously supposed to be a CaptainErsatz for [[Series/BarneyAndFriends Barney the Dinosaur]], but oddly enough [[CelebrityParadox Barney, too, exists in the movie's universe]].
14th Apr '16 10:56:51 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* CouldHaveAvoidedThisPlot: Had Julian said he was from "Toronto" (where he was born) and not "Buffalo" (where he lived), he would've saved everyone a lot of trouble. [[spoiler: Kevin doesn't remember Buffalo (he's never been there) but when Julian mentions Toronto in court, he suddenly remembers the Hooters waitress he slept with in Toronto after the 1993 World Series.]]
5th Apr '16 3:08:19 PM TitoMosquito
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* IWillShowYouX: Sonny calls his dad for help since he's stuck with Julian, who's mother passed away and doesn't want him to be put in a "group home"[[note]]another word for "orphanage"[[/note]] but he's becoming bothersome, and Vanessa broke up with Sonny. His dad tells him to just give Julian back to child service before he "ruins both [their] lives". Sonny is angry with his dad's usual lack of encouragement, so he decides to prove to him that he can be a good father to Julian (better than Sonny's dad was to him).

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* IWillShowYouX: Sonny calls his dad for help since he's stuck with Julian, who's mother passed away and doesn't want him to be put in a "group home"[[note]]another word for "orphanage"[[/note]] but he's becoming bothersome, and Vanessa broke up with Sonny. His dad tells him to just give Julian back to child service before he "ruins "ruin[s] both [their] lives". Sonny is angry with his dad's usual lack of encouragement, so he decides to prove to him that he can be a good father to Julian (better than Sonny's dad was to him).
5th Apr '16 3:07:14 PM TitoMosquito
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* IWillShowYouX: Sonny calls his dad for help since he's stuck with Julian, who's mother passed away and doesn't want him to be put in a "group home". His dad tells him to just give him back to child service before he "ruins both [they're] lives". Sonny is angry with his dad's usual lack of support, so he decides to prove to him that he can be a good father to Julian (better than Sonny's dad was to him).

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* IWillShowYouX: Sonny calls his dad for help since he's stuck with Julian, who's mother passed away and doesn't want him to be put in a "group home". home"[[note]]another word for "orphanage"[[/note]] but he's becoming bothersome, and Vanessa broke up with Sonny. His dad tells him to just give him Julian back to child service before he "ruins both [they're] [their] lives". Sonny is angry with his dad's usual lack of support, encouragement, so he decides to prove to him that he can be a good father to Julian (better than Sonny's dad was to him).



* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful: Julian gets to win every card game he plays because he's a kid and he's cute. His favorite "game," in fact, is called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "I Win"]].

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* ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful: [[ScrewTheRulesImBeautiful Screw the Rules, I'm Cute!]]: Julian gets to win every card game he plays because he's a kid and he's cute. His favorite "game," in fact, is called [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "I Win"]].
28th Mar '16 2:51:40 PM eroock
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--> -'''Creator/RogerEbert'''


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-->-- '''Creator/RogerEbert'''

10th Mar '16 5:16:32 PM emeriin
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* MsFanservice: Vanessa is shown in her bra [[SexyCoatFlashing (over which she puts a gray suit jacket and nothing else)]]. Then we see her in [[spoiler: the standard-issue "Hooters" tank top and orange shorts]]. Since it's Creator/KristySwanson we're not complaining.

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* MsFanservice: Vanessa is shown in her bra [[SexyCoatFlashing (over which she puts a gray suit jacket and nothing else)]]. Then we see her in [[spoiler: the standard-issue "Hooters" tank top and orange shorts]]. Since it's Creator/KristySwanson we're not complaining.
27th Jan '16 2:56:51 AM TitoMosquito
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* DoorstopBaby: Julian was left there by some guy who was told to take him to Sonny's place He isn't literally a baby anymore by that point but it's the same plot of 'how do I raise a kid'?.

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* DoorstopBaby: Julian was left there by some guy who was told to take him to Sonny's place place. He isn't literally a baby anymore by that point but it's the same plot of 'how do I raise a kid'?.



** In something of an ActorAllusion to his role in ''HappyGilmore'' (also directed by Dennis Dugan), Sonny plays golf on the putting green on the roof of Kevin's apartment and tries to conjure up good luck for himself by telling Kevin that if he sinks his shot, he and Vanessa will get back together. He does make the shot - but [[AnimalMotifs a huge rat]] immediately crawls out of the hole, and Kevin remarks, "That can't be good." Turns out, Sonny's belief ''did'' turn out to be true FromACertainPointOfView: he and Vanessa ''did'' get back together (as in, met each other briefly in Vanessa's new place)...but then a loathsome creature - Sid - came between them.

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** In something of an ActorAllusion to his role in ''HappyGilmore'' ''Film/HappyGilmore'' (also directed by Dennis Dugan), Sonny plays golf on the putting green on the roof of Kevin's apartment and tries to conjure up good luck for himself by telling Kevin that if he sinks his shot, he and Vanessa will get back together. He does make the shot - but [[AnimalMotifs a huge rat]] immediately crawls out of the hole, and Kevin remarks, "That can't be good." Turns out, Sonny's belief ''did'' turn out to be true FromACertainPointOfView: he and Vanessa ''did'' get back together (as in, met each other briefly in Vanessa's new place)...but then a loathsome creature - Sid - came between them.


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* SureLetsGoWithThat: Sonny's reason for adopting Julian.
-->'''Sonny:''' I gotta do something big. I think Vanessa will respect that.\\
'''Phil:''' You think that since women get pregnant to fix a troubled relationship, why can't a guy adopt a kid to do the same?\\
'''Sonny:''' I didn't think of it like that. But yes, that's what I'm thinking.
10th Jan '16 11:03:15 PM 10-13-2
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* BitchAlert:
** Vanessa. From the moment you hear her shrill, whiny voice, you know she's going to be nothing but trouble - and you're right.
** Also done a bit with Corinne, albeit with more humor and [[DefangedHorrors Defanged Bitchiness]].
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