Monday, 24 August 2015

Happy Gilmore

UK Release Date: 19th July 1996

A rejected hockey player puts his skills to the golf course to save his grandmother's house (

Director: Dennis Dugan (Big Daddy, Grown Ups, Jack & Jill)

Cast: Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen, Carl Weathers

The earlier Adam Sandler films, are the best. All Sandler films are harmless enough. The early ones are comical, joyful and unrealistic. This comedy ticks all those boxes. Happy Gilmore (Sandler) is a terrible hockey player with a mean swing and serious anger issues. Taking up golf under the wing of an expert (Carl Weathers), Happy smashes his way through tournaments to raise money and save his grandmother's house. Current golfing champion Shooter McGavin (Christopher McDonald), hating the media attention Happy's receiving, plans to cut his golfing time short. Sandler's on top, ridiculous form, his anger delivers the hardest laughs. Happy Gilmore's story produces that comic edge with its unbelievable, can-do attitude, like a script originally for an animation. The comedy heavily outweighs the plot. Happy Gilmore is easy-going. 


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