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The Waterboy (1998)

Genre: Comedy/Drama/Sports
Starring: Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Fairuza Balk, Jerry Reed, Henry Winkler
Robert ‘Bobby’ Boucher Jr. (Sandler) is probably the most simple, grounded and innocent individual you would ever find. Not just that, he is also extremely immature, dim-witted and slow which makes him the butt of all jokes wherever he goes and is ignored by the entire world. Bobby’s behaviour is much to be blamed because of his ‘Momma’ (Bates) who treats him like a child, does not offer him any liberty, and expects him to be around for her every time. Bobby works as a Waterboy for the local football team and is often tormented by the players. With the coach siding with the players, one day, Bobby gets fired for no fault of his own. Having nothing else to live for, Bobby desperately tries to find a replacement and lands up working for a rival team under Coach Klein (Winkler). Klein has been on a losing streak and has failed to ever win a game with his team, although he was once a celebrated coach who soon lost his touch. The constant leg-pulling that Bobby experiences finally crosses the line when he aggressively tackles a player out of frustration and Coach Klein makes him a part of the team. The movie is a very typical Adam Sandler comedy and is made for pure entertainment. Do not try to criticise the plot, the acting or anything else apart from Sandler’s humour. The movie is one of Sandlers all time classic comedies that is sure to make you laugh on multiple occasions and it is a movie you can never go wrong with.
Thumbs up: Adam Sandler and his humour
Thumbs down: Purely for a one-watch entertainer and nothing more
Rating: 6.3/10
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