Release: June 1999 in theaters
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Rating: PG-13 for language and some crude humor
Running time: 93 minutes
Box summary: Thirty-two-year-old Sonny Koufax
(Adam Sandler) has spent his whole life avoiding responsibilty, but when his
girlfriend dumps him for an older man, he's got to find a way to prove he's
ready to grow up. IN a desperate last-ditch effort, Sonny adopts five-year-old
Julian (Cole and Dylan Sprouse) to impress her. She's not impressed ... and
he can't return the kid. Uh-oh for Sonny!
JSIA summary: We
didn't much pay attention to the plot of this movie, having spent the majority
of the movie fuming over the stupid decision of the writers to send Jon's character
Fast-forward tip: Jon is in a lot of the beginning
and a lot of the end. MIght as well watch the whole thing.
Joey Lauren Adams
On Adam Sandler: The two
have known each other since their days working New York's comedy clubs together.
"I always used to try to borrow money from Adam when he was making $15 a night,"
he remembers. "He was a soft touch. Of course, now we have very little contact.
Have you ever tried to have a conversation with someone who's being carried
on a litter?" (Bergen County Record 6/20/99.)
The film went into production
before The Waterboy was released. According to Jon, Sandler hasn't been changed
by success. "We haven't told him yet. He still believes the movie hasn't opened
yet" (Journal Now 1/28/99.)
"In many ways, Jon has
the trickiest part in the movie," says director Dennis Dugan. "He's in the first
12 minutes of the film and in that short amount of time, he has to make enough
of an impression on the audience so that when he returns at the end, they'll
go, `I'm so happy that this guy came back!' And Jon achieved that. What he did
with the role was remarkable" (Bergen County Record 6/20/99).
When asked if he had fun
shooting the movie, he answered, "Yeah, until they sent my character to CHINA
... I thought they liked me." (Comedy Central Chat 7/21/99.)
May 1, 2002 by Chaney.