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I'm a Hockey Player, Not a Golfer...

  • May 25, 2000
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Rating:
+3
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 the tournament to get him onto the PGA Tour, where he sticks out like a sore thumb. He constantly gets into fights with spectators and other golfers, falls in love with the PR Director, and even gets hit by a VW Beetle while on the green. To add to his problems, Happy angers fellow golfer Shooter McGavin, who designates the rest of the tour to upstage Happy.

Before I saw this movie, I could not stand Adam Sandler. I couldn't even sit through the likes of Billy Madison. When someone suggested we go see it, I groaned. However, they were paying, and I was bored. We went, and I laughed my tail off!

This movie is perfect if you don't like golf. It totally pokes fun at the "sport" in a way only Adam Sandler can pull off. If you don't have a good sense of humor and/or are very serious about golf, this movie really isn't for you. There's virtually no respect for the PGA in it.

Bob Barker has a small role in this flick as well. I mean, he and Sandler have a fist fight! It's terribly funny.



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