Become a Premium Member | Only $2 a month

► You're making sure we survive
► Exclusive previews
► No more ads


Big Daddy



Although our site is very popular, the current economic climate has reduced our revenues just when we need extra security to prevent attacks from hackers who don't like what we do. If you think what we do is worthwhile, please donate or become a member.


Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

 [more »]

Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: PG-13

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.

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.

PROFANITY 5 - Lots of anatomical references, scatological references and mild obscenities, some name-calling and a few profane finger gestures. [profanity glossary]

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.

Special Keywords: S3 - V3 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

Our Ratings Explained

Tell Friends About Our Site

Become a Member

A CAVEAT: We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and some of our early standards were not as stringent as they are now. We therefore need to revisit many older reviews, especially those written prior to 1998 or so; please keep this in mind if you're consulting a review from that period. While we plan to revisit and correct older reviews our resources are limited and it is a slow, time-consuming process.

INAPPROPRIATE ADS? We have little control over ads since we belong to ad agencies that serve ads automatically; a standing order should prevent provocative ads, but inappropriate ads do sneak in.
What you can do



Become a member: You can subscribe for as little as a couple of dollars a month and gain access to our premium site, which contains no ads whatsoever. Think about it: You'll be helping support our site and guarantee that we will continue to publish, and you will be able to browse without any commercial interruptions.


Tell all your friends: Please recommend to your friends and acquaintances; you'll be helping them by letting them know how useful our site is, while helping us by increasing our readership. Since we do not advertise, the best and most reliable way to spread the word is by word-of-mouth.


Alert local & national media: Let major media know why you trust our ratings. Call or e-mail a local newspaper, radio station or TV channel and encourage them to do a story about our site. Since we do not have a PR firm working for us, you can be our media ambassadors.

Copyright © 1992- Critics. All rights reserved. "Kids-In-Mind™" and "Movie Ratings That Actually Work™" are Service Marks of Critics. For legal queries please see our Terms of Use; for comments or questions see our contact page.