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He doesn't play golf... he destroys it.
Failed hockey player-turned-golf whiz Happy Gilmore -- whose unconventional approach and antics on the grass courts the ire of rival Shooter McGavin -- is determined to win a PGA tournament so he can save his granny's house with the prize money. Meanwhile, an attractive tour publicist tries to soften Happy's image.
The story of a hockey player with anger issues who turns to golf in order to save his grandmother's home, somewhere between 1996 and now, Denis Dugan's "Happy Gilmore" became near-iconic. That does not mean that the film is a great comedy. It simply means that every ballpark and sports stadium from Augusta to Scottsdale shows clips from the film during inning breaks and timeouts. That is a pretty good legacy for an above average piece of work.
A sports comedy that is both juvenile and uplifting, "Happy Gilmore" provides everything fans have come to expect from a film starring Adam Sandler. Power pop, goofy gags, less-than-sophisticated humor, and memorable one-liners combine in a story with direct stakes and a…
There is no movie I quote more, no movie I've watched more, and no movie I love more. In fact, when my three brothers and I shared a room, we watched a Happy Gilmore VHS every night for roughly a year until it was ruined. I can recite nearly every line and when I'm bored, I can close my eyes and I have the option of watching this movie in my head.
I often say Reservoir Dogs is my favorite film, but I'm going to call bullshit on myself and say that it is probably Happy Gilmore.
Happy Gilmore is Adam Sandler's best film. I have watched this film many times(around 5 or so). It is a masterpiece. You cannot compare a movie like this with movies like "The Shawshank Redemption". It succeeds in what it is set out to do, and that is to make you laugh and tell a nice story. It has flaws, and it isn't logical or realistic. But that doesn't mean that you cannot LOVE and ENJOY this movie. It is amazing. Adam Sandler is goofy as always. His performances wasn't anything award worthy, in fact nowhere near that, but it was funny and interesting. Turn off your brain for 1:30 hours and enjoy this if you haven't already.
I know it's a given, but I'm going to say it anyways; I'm a huge hockey fan. By saying this, I knew that I would enjoy this, but just how much would I enjoy it? From the perspective of a hockey fan, this is an extremely clever film. It's about a lousy, but strong hockey player who starts playing golf because he can hit the ball extremely well. It may sound simple and stupid, but it's hilarious.
Also, as a hockey fan, I love me some good old hockey fights. Yep, there was a fair bit of that, and it made this film way more funny. I love the fight between him and Bob Barker XD. And the fact that…
Adam Sandler has his fans. He has his money and fame and a production-line of movies that make your IQ drop. He has on occasion though made a couple of decent films. "Punch Drunk Love" is without doubt a career high-water mark and along with this golf parody film remains his finest achievement.
Happy Gilmore takes a juvenile approach to ripping the piss out of the world of golf. A silly story about a dreadful ice-hockey player who discovers an ability for golf, this sees Sandler upset the apple-cart with his controversial antics on the pro-golf tour. Attempting to save grandma's house from the IRS, this has Sandler doing it for all the right reasons but single handedly both wrecking…
So happy this still holds up! Remember when Adam Sandler was awesome....
I've said it several times as an Adam Sandler apologist, but there are worse things than comedic movies about taking care of your family and believing in yourself to overcome the odds and defeat the assholes. It's a simple formula, but it keeps our toes tappin'. And if we were to take a poll, you'd probably have an even split between guys and girls about this or The Wedding Singer as their favorite Sandler joint. Because dues love golf and violence.
Happy is a blue collar kid without parents. Worships hockey, but can't skate. In order to save grandma's house, he falls into the world of pro-golf, because at the very least, slap-puck/golf-drive movements are similar... and he's got a…
A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house.
The Sand-man in his prime as yet another violent sociopath with a heart of gold. I loved this movie as child and I still find it incredibly funny. In no way is this a 'good' film but as a comedy you can't really fault it. Some of the jokes are really juvenile but I still find the majority of the gags are very well done and well written. An extra star given for the Subway product placement.
A sports comedy that churns out the laughs. BRB, going Subway.
Ham acting and standard Sandler screwball shitheadery aside, I find it impossible to dislike this film.
Everything is just so loveable. The characters are sweet if a little over-painted, Happy is as innocuous an anti-hero as it's possible to be, the character dynamics aren't terrible, and the story is satisfying while requiring very little of our higher-brain functions.
Most of the jokes hit their target, and the comedic air isn't suddenly sucked out at any point, which is often a problem – well, one of them – with Sandler's films.
It's an easy, enjoyable watch.
You won't remember the cliche-ridden and sometimes cringe-inducing Happy Gilmore a day later, but the jokes that work go down well, making it one of Adam Sandler's best films.
You eat pieces of shit for breakfast??
Art peaked in 1996 with Happy Gilmore.
Adam Sandler's career has pretty much done a reverse Happy Gilmore.
A foul-tempered, inept, yet sweet-spirited hockey player is forced to turn pro golfer when his grandmother’s home is auctioned for back taxes. Surprisingly winning, delightfully irreverent cult comedy is impressively savvy below its dumber-than-dumb exterior, deftly mixing slapstick and black comedy. Sandler is at his most endearing here, and though the film isn’t for the Masterpiece Theatre crowd, it’s amusing—and often uproarious—from the first frame to the last.
Silliness abounds but its both welcome and an appropriate counterpoint given the stuffy nature of professional golf. Frequently funny and surprisingly exciting.
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