Happy Gilmore (1996)

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Happy Gilmore (1996)
  • Time: 92 min
  • Genre: Comedy | Sport
  • Director: Dennis Dugan
  • Cast: Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Carl Weathers

Storyline:

Happy Gilmore is a failed hockey player with no direction in life. His grandmother is evicted from her house for her failure to pay back taxes, and his girlfriend has left him. He makes it on to the pro golf tour with the hope of making some money to save his grandmother’s house, but is challenged by the favorites on the tour (Shooter McGavin).

One review

  • To me, “Happy Gilmore” is Adam Sandler’s best work. If you’ve never seen it before, you’ll be laughing your you know what off throughout the movie. I only wish Sandler had continued making stuff like this instead of turning out bombs like “Little Nicky”, “Mr. Deeds” and lest we forget, “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan”.

    Happy Gilmore is a wannabe hockey player, but there’s just one problem — he’s not any good. Sure, his dad taught him the secret of slapping the greatest slap shot, but Happy’s inability to skate well pretty much renders him useless in the hockey rink. After the IRS threatens to take his grandmother’s house away after her failure to pay her taxes, Happy is determined to earn enough money to buy back her house from the government. He soon discovers his talents are better suited to golf than hockey, and earns a slot on a professional tour. From there, hilarity ensues. I won’t give away any more than that.

    I definitely recommend checking this one out, but I’ll admit that I’ve seen it so many times over the years that it’s not as funny now as it used to be, namely because I know it by heart and know everything that’s coming before it happens. However, it’ll still provide several viewings of entertainment for you and your friends, or whoever you end up watching it with.

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