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Heavy-metal golf with Adam Sandler, a 1996 dry run of the wild-man-athlete formula that paid off so handsomely inThe Waterboy. There are some irresistibly funny sequences, although you may hate yourself for laughing at the mean-spirited slapstick. This isn't a classic golf comedy, like the Bill Murray vehicleCaddyshack, but as a hot-tempered would- be hockey player who finds an unexpected métier as a power golfer, Sandler has a short-fuse shtick that's effectively deployed. He's like a punk rocker gleefully out of his element, puncturing the country-club atmosphere by using the fairway as a private mosh pit. The action gets repetitive beyond the midpoint, and a subplot involving Gilmore's lovable grandma and her problems with the IRS is dismayingly sappy. Sandler's iconoclasm is mostly window dressing; there's no conceptual or satirical daring in his kind of "outrageousness." The strong supporting cast includes Christopher McDonald as Gilmore's smug rival on the links, Julie Bowen as a perky publicist, and, in a memorable bout of fisticuffs with our hero, game-show host Bob Barker. Director Dennis Dugan (Problem Child) himself plays Doug Thompson, the golf-tour supervisor.--David Chute
You'll never watch golf the same way again Adam Sandler stars as aspiring hockey star Happy Gilmore, the guy with an amazing slapshot that just can't seem to keep his feet while on his skates. Very much against his will, Happy abandons his hockey dreams to join the pro golf tour in order to earn the money to repurchase his grandmother's house from the IRS. In the meantime, his sweet elderly grandmother gets to spend some quality time in a nursing home/sweat shop run by a demonic orderly (Ben Stiller).
Now the only thing standing between Happy and getting the money he needs, the beautiful lady (Julie Bowen), winning the masters, and a successful golfing career is the fact that... well... he can't golf. Compounding his misery is the fact that he's also blessed with a horrific temper, and a vocabulary that would make a sailor blush. His growing pains and the ensuing drama make for one of the funniest movies I've ever seen. One of the biggest highlights of the movie has to be the fist fight between Happy and gameshow host Bob Barker, but the entire movie is nonstop laughs.
Of note is that there is definitely some language/violence to the movie, so the easily offended should avoid "Happy Gilmore", and pretty much any Adam Sandler movie in general, but no fears... I'm sure disney has released something appropriately fluffy for you. If you like great comedy though, or have any understanding of golf (or any sense of humor at all for that matter), than "Happy Gilmore" will be a thoroughly enjoyable experience for you.
Happy Gilmore The movie Happy Gilmore is the funniest laugh-out loud golf comedy since Caddy Shack. From the very first scene to the last, Adam Sandler and his cast will keep you in stiches and gasping for a breath. Unlike other of his comedies, Adama Sandler is not the only one delivering the laughs. A cast, who isn't that famous yet, but hilarious and meant for each role that they play accompany Sandler. The movie follows the entertaining career change of Happy Gilmore (Adam Sandler) who goes from being a brutal hockey player to a golf sensation. After finding out that his grandma has lost her house as the result of not paying her taxes, Happy vows to get the house back. After being cut from the local hockey team, Happy is discovered by an old golf pro, Chubs Peterson. He tells Happy that he has the potential to make a large sum of money playing golf. A light bulb goes off in Gilmore's head and he decides to put his hockey career on hold for a while to pursue this idea of becoming a golfer and thereby raising the money to get his grandma's house back. After winning a local tournament Gilmore makes the pro tour and is ready to start making money. His journey through the tour takes many comedic ups and downs as he battles with the villian of the movie, Shooter McGavin (Christopher McDonald). Shooter will do anything to prevent Happy Gilmore from succeeding. This movie is a classic and undoubtedly one of the best comedies of all time. There is not a dull moment in the movie and anybody who dosen't laugh at Gilmore's antics on the course must surely have no sense of humour. There is no stop to the endless number of sidesplitting actors in this movie. Even when Adam Sandler is not in the scene, Christopher McDonald amuses you with his arrogant yet comical style and the cameo by Bob Barker is icing on the cake. I give the movie five out of five stars and recommend it for anyone who likes to laugh.A modern-day 'Caddyshack' This movie will have you grabbing your sides and gasping for air. Adam Sandler plays Happy Gilmore, a lowclass guy trying to win money for his grandma through his newly discovered talent of hitting the ball faaaaaaaaaaar in golf. His putting is horrible though. And like any comedy, there must be a rival. A proffesional golfer who feels Happy is an insult to the Golfing industry tries to keep Happy from winning so that he himself can win.
This movie is like a modern version of Caddyshack, and great for the whole family.