Happy Gilmore

 (9,624)7.01 h 32 min1996X-RayPG-13
HD. Adam Sandler is an ex-hockey player who brings a mighty slap shot and a penchant for brawling, profanity and chaos to the pro golf tour.
This title is:LightFeel-goodRaunchy
Dennis Dugan
Adam SandlerChristopher McDonaldJulie Bowen
ComedyYoung Adult Audience
English [CC]
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EnglishEnglish [Audio Description]
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Frances BayCarl Weathers
Robert Simonds
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Dusty Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2020
5.0 out of 5 starsFor all people including thise with goofy pants and a fat...
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Back in the day of physical VHS rentals from Blockbuster people would stand outside waiting for others to return this movie. The demand was insane and taught patience, something this spoiled generation hasn't had to experience due to one click rentals.

Old school tradituonal golfers pre the Tiger Woods era tend not to like this because it's 'not realistic golf.' This is a classic Adam Sandler movie.

In short: this is not your typical goofy pant wearing and fat a** golf movie.
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YuppiePrepperReviewed in the United States on April 3, 2020
1.0 out of 5 starsTerrible
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Wow this is awful

I do understand that this movie is 30 years old, but many people produce better youtube videos than this crap

Sandler is just not a funny 'comedian' then combine his lack of talent with poor cinematography and you have a highschool level skits, not a movie.
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Momof4kidsReviewed in the United States on August 16, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsAwesome movie
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Still one of my all time favorite Adam Sandler movies.
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Mary J.Reviewed in the United States on May 23, 2019
3.0 out of 5 starsFunny but laced with profanity
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I thought this would be a good film for kids age 8-10 but the language and violence were shocking to me. I realized this too late, though, and the boys loved it.
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R S CobblestoneReviewed in the United States on May 5, 2020
4.0 out of 5 starsWhen a golfer is really a hockey player...
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This is a great Adam Sandler film about a golfer who is really a hockey player. Funny, witty, and with a romantic twist, this is an entertaining film to watch with friends!.
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Banjo BennyReviewed in the United States on December 22, 1999
5.0 out of 5 stars"Sure! - Friends listen to "Endless Love in the Dark!"
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What I loved about this movie was the ACTING. It works because Adam Sandler is brllliantly "real" at all times, even though he plays a silly character in silly situations. His commitment to the role is breathtaking. Somehow you really believe this character would punch out his caddy, go beserk on national television, have a heated argument with a golfball, and threaten a plastic clown face with death! Yet at the same time, the character has an innocence and guilelessness that allows us to forgive him his excentricities. He's just an Everyman who is out of his element, trying to find his way. If he causes tumult and chaos in the area around him, it is forgivable because he is only doing what he has been trained to do, for all of his previous life. "Happy" remains a likeable character even while he is punching out Bob Barker! That is the genius of this movie.
People might tell you the plot of this movie, and all the funny skits that are in this movie, but you still might not get it. I don't think I would have "gotten it" just by hearing a recounting of the plot. The script is funny, and it's a good vehicle, but the reason I have watched this movie over and over again is because Adam Sandler is SUCH a good actor. He makes you BELIEVE. Comedians never get enough credit for this, but in a movie like this one, which is really a pretty bizarre situation, it is his ability to take us into a mode of suspended reality that makes the movie work: he makes the incredible plausible. Bravo!
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TSibReviewed in the United States on May 31, 2019
5.0 out of 5 starsFeel good laugh hard
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I usually get a bit impatient with super silly movies but Adam Sandler kills it in this movie. His characters are flawed and dynamic and there's so much irony here. I really enjoyed watching this for date night. Rent it!
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B. CastroReviewed in the United States on March 25, 2021
4.0 out of 5 starsTypical Adam Sandler comedy.
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I grew up watching Adam Sandler. I like his movies. They're not meant to be deep, or thought provoking. Just funny, and entertaining. If you go in with that mindset they work perfectly. Can't ask for a lot more.
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