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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.
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.
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…
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…
This is it.
The film that started the best director/actor collaboration.
The one that brought so much creative genius to Hollywood, that ushered in a new generation of comedy films.
Dennis Dugan and Adam Sandler's first pairing, Happy Gilmore.
I remembered Happy Gilmore being a much funnier and better film than this.
As funny as a Sandler film can be, mind you.
But I remembered Happy Gilmore as one of the better Sandler comedies (50 First Dates, Billy Maddison, The Waterboy).
Perhaps its me Adam. I guess my comedy preferences has changed, and I started to notice a lot more faults with films than when I was younger.
The film manages to amuse at points, and make you chuckle with…
Comedies rely on one thing and one thing only to succeed; laughs. A comedy movie can have shitty acting, shitty special effects, and shitty romance but as long as it makes you laugh it was a success.
"Happy Gilmore" did not make me laugh once.
If you grew up with Adam Sandler, it's hard to hate his movies. I watched closely and tried to scrutinize, but ultimately I just laughed like a child at the fart jokes and Bob Barker fist fights.
Sandler will always have a place in my heart.
Re-watched this during Cardio Cinema at the gym. It was a little better then I remember it. There were some funny bits that I didn't remember but then whenever it hit those moments that I've heard quoted over and over again a billion times through my life it left me sour again.
As far as the amount of laugh-out-loud moments is concerned, Happy Gilmore must be by far Adam Sandler's funniest movie ever. His juvenile and silly humor was at its sharpest and most imaginative here in this surprisingly memorable sports comedy. On the other hand, Carl Weathers was incredibly funny and so was the fighting sequence involving Bob Barker.
Daniele and I watched happy gilmore, a movie i hadn't seen in a long time. i needed a good laugh, and suddenly i was finding that movie quite enjoyable.
very funny movie
Adam Sandler yells at people very loudly in the longest Subway ad ever aired.
Hubo una época, hace casi 20 años, en la que las películas con Adam Sandler eran divertidísimas; algunas en serio geniales, como Billy Madison, y otras bastante disfrutables, como Happy Gilmore. Y después quién sabe qué pasó.
Pero no nada más algo pasó con el actor; Dennis Dugan, director de Happy Gilmore, es el realizador de casi todos los ejemplos recientes de aquello en lo que se convirtió la carrera de Sandler, así que quién sabe. Y Letterboxd me informa que él también dirige Problem Child, la película esa del chamaco pelirojo malcriado.
Happy Gilmore en general es bastante divertida, todos los secundarios hacen bien su chamba, el antagonista es bastante odioso, la guapa es adorable, pero mis dos puntos altos son Carl Weathers y su cocodrilo, y todo lo que pasa con el personaje de Richard Kiel. Ver a Mandíbulas fuera de las películas de Bond y haciendo comedia no es cosa de todos los días.
''Happy look out AHH!''
Happy Gilmore is extremely stupid but also kind of clever at the same time. The premise of the film works surprisingly well and Adam Sandler is probably the only person who could pull of the role of Happy Gilmore. Though it's immature and unrealistic, I have to say that I actually enjoyed the movie quite a bit. One thing that's for sure is that the movie is much better than all of the crap Adam Sandler has made in the last couple of years.
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