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STILL IS JUST A FUN FLICK

  • Mar 11, 2011
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HAPPY GILMORE

One of the all time classics that people either love or hate, I fall into the love category. This film is just straight fun to me, no brain power and interesting situations and characters make for a good time. Sure the humor is juvenile and some times stupid but that is the point. It is a straight forward comedy and for some reason I love it. Plus you have to love anything that says "it's all in the hips".

Happy Gilmore is a hockey player want to be who doesn't have all the skills necessary but has a great slap shot. One day he finds out that his grandmother is loosing her house and there is nothing really he can do about it. That is until he discovers golf after making a bet with some guys and drives the ball farther than either of them can. After one of them makes a simple little comment he decides to try his hand at golf, well once he learns that he can make the "big bucks". So off Happy goes trying to win as much money as possible to save his grandmothers house.

This still to this day is one of my favorite movies because, well I don't know why but I love it for some reason. Could be that I am a huge hockey fan or maybe because Bob Barker beats up Adam Sandler but I love it. It could of course also be that Christopher McDonald is perfect as Shooter and Ben Stiller is an excellent villain here as well, maybe it is all of that. Any way this movie is not for everybody but for those who get it they will love it.

Written by Sandler and Tim Herlihy and directed by Dennis Dugan "Happy Gilmore" is one of those flicks that is just dumb fun. If you like it you like it if you don't you don't, it doesn't really matter, for those who do love it. Sandler was at an all time best here in fact I think his earlier films are his best ones, well at least the most fun. McDonald is perfect as Shooter like I mentioned earlier, I have always liked that kind of jerk villain in a movie. Ben Stiller is as well great here as the guy at the nursing home that is supposed to take care of Happy's grandmother. Of course Carl Weathers is brilliant as well as is Allen Covert, he may just be a scene stealer and he really doesn't have any lines.

I am sure if you are no Sandler fan you are reading this rolling your eyes but I think you have it in you to like this flick. Any one who goes into this with the brain off and realizes that this film is just dumb fun then I think they will enjoy it. Sure it may not be a perfect movie but it is a fun one. I say give it a try if you never have and if you have give it one more. You may just end up at least being entertained by it.

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I am sure if you are no Sandler fan you are reading this rolling your eyes but I think you have it in you to like this flick. Any one who goes into this with the brain off and realizes that this film is just dumb fun then I think they will enjoy it. Sure it may not be a perfect movie but it is a fun one. I say give it a try if you never have and if you have give it one more. You may just end up at least being entertained by it.
review by . May 31, 2008
Pros: laughs     Cons: none     The Bottom Line: Love it!     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. Happy is introduced to us through a brief family film montage of imagery explained by his congenial narration. Raised primarily by his beloved Grandma and given a fanatical love of the game by his father, Happy lives to play hockey and he's got one wicked slap shot... such a shame he can't stay upright …
review by . May 25, 2000
Pros: Funny story, Good Plot for a comedy, Random things thrown in     Cons: Nothing, really. If you're a golfer, you might get insulted (like my ex did...)     Happy Gilmore is a wannbe pro-hockey player who is in dire need of an anger management course. When his Grandmother's house gets repossessed because she hadn't paid taxes in a decade, Happy realizes his potential as a golfer and begins to compete to raise money to buy his Grandma's house back. He wins …
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