Although still in his teenagers, Donny (Adam Sandler) fathered a son, Todd (Andy Samberg), and raised him as being a single parent up until eventually Todd’s 18th birthday. Now, after not seeing each other for years, Todd’s world comes crashing down for the eve of his marriage ceremony when an uninvited Donny suddenly shows up. Trying desperately to reconnect in reference to his son, Donny is now forced to handle the repercussions of his or her bad parenting skills.
Donny Berger (Sandler) can be a burned-out former reality TV star without job and practically not any family, at least none that who stand by him. Now well into their 40s, he’s infamous for having slept in reference to his eighth-grade teacher (presently serving a 30-year sentence from the Massachusetts penal system), fathering a son along with her while still an adolescent and leveraging his notoriety to launch a lucrative Tv series and series of star endorsements. But he’s pissed all this away and dodged paying taxes in the process — now he carries a $43, 000 IRS bill which will land him in arrest if he can’t quickly raise the cash to pay it off.
He also has neglected his son Todd (Andy Samberg), who moved away the moment he turned 18 and hasn’t spoken regarding his epically incompetent dad from the time that. Despite his traumatic childhood and a bucketful of neuroses, Todd — whose birth name is Han Solo Berger — has become a wealthy and effective hedge fund manager who’s gonna marry the woman associated with his dreams. The last thing he expects is perfect for his estranged father to indicate up, which Donny does in classic wedding-crasher style right after devising an unsavory scheme to stay his tax debt.
Mortified and about to determine the lie he’s explained to everyone about his loved one parents exposed, Todd introduces Dad to help fianc?e Jamie (Leighton Meester) in addition to her family as his ally. Improbably, Donny utterly charms the opposite wedding guests and is soon getting in conjunction with everyone except his daughter, even after people recognize him since the notorious TV personality through an insatiable addiction to affordable beer.
Donny’s determined to see his son through an increasingly bumpy wedding few days, however, as Todd is confronted with the hostility of Jamie’s Boat brother Chad (Milo Ventimiglia), a pugnacious priest (Wayne Caan) and several mishaps leading up for some serious father-son bonding more than Todd’s calamitous bachelor-party night out. Todd’s quandary over forgiving Donny’s beyond and current transgressions begins to pale compared to his mounting marriage woes, leaving the groom while using the unenviable choice between a parent he’s tried to prevent and a bride he soon may wish to escape.
This being an Adam Sandler humourous, crude humor predominates with the expense of inherently exclusive situations or characters, with a by-now acquainted strain of sentimentality growing in later reels. Director Sean Anders along with screenwriter David Caspe follow the game plan adequately enough, but the movie will be overburdened with incidents that prove only mildly funny. Anders’ background as a R-rated comedy writer might have served him better having shepherding the disparate toss and animating the pacing, but instead the outcome is usually a bloated runtime that nearly tips two hours.