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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12
Cast
Adam Sandler
Christopher McDonald
Julie Bowen
Directors
Dennis Dugan
Screenwriters
Tim Herlihy
Adam Sandler
Running Time
100 minutes

Happy Gilmore
One of Adam Sandler's best performances as the Hockey player wannabe.


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Plot
Happy Gilmore wants to be an Ice Hockey player. He's got a mean slapshot and the requisite anger problem, but unfortunately, he can't skate to save his life. Worse, he's broke, and Grandma's house is being repossessed. One day he is discovered, quite by accident, to have a golfing drive of 400 yards - which is worth a fortune.


Verdict
Sandler becomes more personable as the film progresses, and there's a couple of truly side-splitting scenes. And there's a nice edge to the McEnroe-style histrionics because, at the end of the day, it's exactly what most spectators would really love to see on the fairway.


Reviewed by Darren Bignell

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