Happy Gilmore (1996)

A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother’s house. (IMDb)

Sandler is a riot here as the ironically-named title character, whose anger management issues and general vulgarity hilariously contrasts with the pristine and classy world of professional golf that he enters into. The plot is fairly basic, but the memorable protagonist, along with an excellent antagonist and a healthy smattering of quirky secondary characters and outrageous humour (see the Bob Barker brawl) transforms the cliche sports underdog story into an instantly classic sports comedy.

7.0/10

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2 thoughts on “Happy Gilmore (1996)

  1. ‘…And you can count on me waiting for you in the parking lot!’ – best line ever!
    Loved this one when I was younger and still do. This is proof that when his head is in it Sandler can be pretty good on screen.
    Have just published a review of Big Daddy, one that he released in 1999, that was surprisingly good as well and maybe worth a look.

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