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Big Daddy | 1999 | PG-13 | - 3.3.5

Adam Sandler adopts a friend's illegitimate child to prove to his girlfriend that he's a responsible adult. With Joey Lauren Adams, Steve Buscemi, Deborah S. Craig, Leslie Mann, Josh Mostel, Rob Schneider, Cole Sprouse, Dylan Sprouse, Jon Stewart and Kristy Swanson. [1:31]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - Numerous instances of sexual innuendo (in one scene, men admire male movie stars' bodies) and a few kisses (one is between men). Many breast jokes and references to Hooters restaurants. We see several cleavage-revealing tops, some scantily clad food servers and a woman in a bra while getting dressed. We see a "Live Nudes" neon sign several times.

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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - Mostly played for laughs. Twice, a man and boy place a stick in front of inline skaters, who then trip and fall (one hits a rock and tumbles into a lake). A man intentionally runs in front of a car and rolls on top of the hood and a man rolls down a hill in a shopping cart, hits a pole and falls onto the ground (neither are injured). We see lots of dead pigeons on the ground, and it's implied that a boy has killed them with a slingshot. While men are wrestling, a man becomes unconscious after being put in a "sleeper" hold; the other man pats his crotch to wake him up. A man hits his head on a bench, a boy hits a man's leg with a stick and a woman hits a man's head with some lanterns. A few verbal threats; in one scene, a man forces another to give non-candy items to a young trick-or-treater. A boy urinates in public several times (sometimes we see the stream) and we see large wet spots when he urinates on his bed and on a man's shirt while he's carrying him; we also see several men standing in front of urinals. After eating lots of candy, a boy vomits (we see chunks of food in the puddle of vomit); twice, a boy lets a glob of saliva hang out of his mouth and then sucks it back in.

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LANGUAGE 5 - Lots of anatomical references, scatological references and mild obscenities, some name-calling and a few profane finger gestures.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Parenting, parent-child relationships, lack of ambition, love relationships, lying, responsibility, homosexuality, homeless people, Hooters restaurants.
MESSAGE - Being a parent is a difficult job and it forces you to grow up.
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