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The Waterboy

Bobby Boucher (Adam Sandler) is a socially backwards 31-year-old who lives with his overprotective mother (Kathy Bates) and has only one calling in life — the proper dispensation of water to college football teams. After being fired from his waterboy position at a successful college football program, he winds up volunteering for a losing team, where the coach (Henry Winkler) discovers that the boy has a remarkable tackling talent when enraged. The Waterboy offers a few laughs — most of them involving tackling and other bits of physical humor — but many of the jokes fall flat, and Sandler's half-wit protagonist has barely enough depth or personality to carry the film. Happy Gilmore it ain't. Also starring Jerry Reed and Fairuza Balk. Good transfer, DD 5.1, promotional featurette, trailer.
—JJB



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