Happy Gilmore Reviews
The fight between Bob Barker is easily the most memorable moment, but there are also plenty of other laugh out loud moments in this masterpiece of laughter. The final course, the old lady "signing" scene and most of the scenes involving Shootetr McMavin will have you gasping for air.
It has a decent amount of heart too. Carl Weathers does a fantastic job as Chubbs, one of the more likeable characters in the movie, as does Frances Bay as Happy's grandma. Don't listen to the critics who say this movie doesn't have heart, because it truly does.
Adam Sandler actually does a decent job acting beyond simply making the audience laugh. His role as Happy is realistic, emotional and wacky all at the same time.
Go into this movie with a negative attitude, and you will probably be dissapointed. However, go into this movie with a medium attitude and you will be amazed at the wonders Sandler manages to conjure. A classic.
Nevertheless there are one or two elements of this film which make it at least bearable to watch. One of them is the cameo appearance by Richard Kiel, still most famous for playing James Bond?s enemy Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. He?s only on screen for 10 minutes or so, but he has a lot more charisma and presence than any of the film?s main characters, and because he doesn?t appear until the end, you feel the need to stick around.
The other thing is that, unlike in a lot of Sandler?s films, most of the humour is relatively tasteful. There is no real toilet humour, horrible puns or cringeworthy innuendo. The only really tasteless scene in where the villain kisses his elderly grandmother far too enthusiastically. Considering the lengths to which he has since gone - for instance, his scenes with the transvestite in 50 First Dates - this comes as a welcome relief.
Happy Gilmore, like pretty much everything that Sandler put outs, is a marmite film. If you love it, you'll love everything else he?s done, and find that even the lowest and weakest joke he can come up with will have you in fits. If you hate it, or at least find to mediocre, you?ll be put off him for life. This is one of his better films, but considering the garbage Sandler has put out both on screen and through his production company, that's hardly the greatest of compliments.