The Waterboy (1998)

FRANK CORACI

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5

USA, 1998.  , , .  Screenplay by , .  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

follows The Wedding Singer with another sweet, silly comedy about a simpleminded Louisiana bayou kid who becomes a football star. Starting out simply as the manager of the water cooler, Sandler is soon asked to play on the team when a mean crack from a teammate gets him so angry that he, to the coach’s amazement, performs the head-butt of the century. Next thing he knows he’s attending college classes to qualify his playing on the team.  The problem is that he can’t tell his overprotective mother (a hilariously warm ) about his new adventure, because she thinks ‘fooseball is the devil!’ is also endearing as a tough biker chick who thinks Sandler is romance material, and the whole thing is directed with little fanfare and lighthearted aplomb. Enjoyable.

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