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Happy Gilmore Reviews

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April 11, 2017
the ONLY decent Sandler film
½ March 28, 2017
Of the Sandler-style comedies, this is my favorite one.
½ March 15, 2017
Refreshingly funny, in a stupid, yet satisfying way.
½ March 6, 2017
Why do you just go home
February 21, 2017
Dennis Dugan, the director of 'Happy Gilmore,' did a remarkable job of making a comedic movie into a movie that you could truly relate to the characters and the storylines. Dennis Dugan also the director of 'The Benchwarmers', and 'Don't Mess With the Zohan', consistently can make the viewer amused, but these movies serve no justice to the plot of 'Happy Gilmore'. After watching Dennis Dugan movies, you are often left clueless on the point of the movie. With 'Happy Gilmore' you leave with the laughs and grow close with the characters, and the stories behind each character.

In the move 'Happy Gilmore' there are multiple storylines that completely compel the audience. Happy Gilmore (Adam Sandler), is the main character and deals with a tremendous amount of adversity throughout the movie. First and foremost, Happy's Grandmother, whom he loves dearly, loses her house. Happy's mission is to get the house back to his Grandmother. Secondly, Happy meets his crush Virginia (Julie Bowen). Happy does whatever it takes to win over her heart. Lastly, Happy needs to overcome the antics of his arch nemesis Shooter McGavin (Christopher McDonald). Along these seemingly reachable goals, Happy deals with an outrageous amount of setbacks to keep the viewer at the edge of their seat. Nothing is given to Happy, he needs to make everything happen himself through shear willingness, and devotion to the tasks he has at hand.

With these main storylines, Dennis Dugan hit the jackpot. How could you possibly go wrong with a man seeking to find the money to buy his Grandmother's house back? Also, no one can dislike a man going after the woman of his dreams. These storylines could've easily been thought of as 'boring,' or 'not original,' but Dugan dressed up the plot and the storylines into an adventure that has never been seen before.

Dugan's best decision was making Adam Sandler the main act. Adam Sandler as an actor always impresses me, and in this film he goes above and beyond. Sandler never has any trouble making people laugh in his films, but in 'Happy Gilmore' he's able to relate to the audience with his true feelings for the ones he cares about. I could sincerely feel the struggle that Sandler's character was going through to get the house back to his Grandma. Supporting actors such as Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen, Frances Bay, Ben Stiller, and Carl Weathers do a great job to make Happy's emotions come alive. 'Happy Gilmore' listed as comedy, family, and sports genres could truly also be listed as a romance, and an action film. This movie truly encapsulates and brings out the best of all genres. Each scene, line, emotion, and expression contributed to an unforgettable ending.
February 19, 2017
Tiresomely lowbrow, "Happy Gilmore" is easier to take than most Sandler comedies, but is too cruel to recommend.
February 8, 2017
Those one liners though..! haha
January 8, 2017
Adam Sandler's best movie.
January 1, 2017
It's good movie to watch
December 21, 2016
I had actually only seen this once around the time it was released. Not a great movie but works if you want something light. I was surprised to see a young looking Julie Bowen from "Modern Family". For Sandler or silly comedy fans only.
December 15, 2016
out of all of Sandlers comedies i think this one utilizes his schtick the best.
December 6, 2016
Decent comedic timing makes a passable movie.
December 1, 2016
This movie gets better every time I watch. Adam Sandler is funny. Bob barker appears in this movie and the clip is great must see
½ November 28, 2016
This film by Adam Sandler is by far the funniest he's ever produced from Anger Management and 50 First Dates. Although he is judged harshly by Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Roger Ebert, he still comes out with hilarious comedies.
November 27, 2016
Always be a classic.
November 26, 2016
Even if you hate it you at least got a chuckle Adam Sandler's best and worst times this film brought plenty of laughs and gained some popularity for Sandler in his 90s (as well as SNL) with its cast Julie Bowen who now is in Modern Family are in this with its quite funny slapstick humor and realistic humor is the perfect type of humor funny,charming with the relation between sandler and bowen This film has the humor,charm,athletic skills,anger issues,golf,hockey and the price is wrong 4 stars 85%
November 21, 2016
Happy Gilmore is good, family fun. It's a great movie to just sit down and eat popcorn to.
November 9, 2016
Great trailer, very funny
½ October 16, 2016
Before Adam Sandler trashed his career today. He actually made some pretty funny movies. This is one of them. Happy Gilmore is a diehard hilarious comedy. Good enough for a rental and maybe a purchase
½ October 12, 2016
classic comedy staring one of the goats of comedy. Good ole happy just wanted to be a hockey player but no matter how many baseballs he let hit him in the chest in the batting cage to get tough he was born to be a golfer. He needs to make quick cash to buy his beloved Grannys house back to keep her away from a crazy mean doctor at nursing home (ben stiller). He has to battle shooter mcgavin on the golf course and will get help with lessons from a familar face in poplular sports movies Apollo greed. funny movie thats stood the test of time
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