“Waterboy” (1998) : One Of The Best Football Movies
A good movie, though, can be a little more than just a knowledge-giver. A good film offers a look at the world that isn’t likely to be offered in books. It offers the celluloid version of life, and you’re more likely to take something away from it. One of the most debated films of 1998 and one of the number one films in the comedy genre that year, “The Waterboy” stars Adam Sandler and comes from a script by Tim Herlihy and Adam Sandler himself. It was the film that catapulted the rising actor, Adam Sandler, to stardom. What you may not be aware of is that this movie has a lot more going on in it than just a simple comedy. It truly is an enjoyable film for all audiences.
Release Date: November 6, 1998
Running Time: 90 minutes
Country: United States
Movie Rating (IMDb): 6.1/10
Cast And Crew :
Director: Frank Coraci
Producers: Jack Giarraputo and Robert Simonds
- Adam Sandler as Bobby Boucher, Jr.
- Kathy Bates as Helen “Mama” Boucher
- Henry Winkler as Coach Klein
- Fairuza Balk as Vicki Vallencourt
- Jerry Reed as Coach Red Beaulieu
- Peter Dante as Gee Grenouille
- Larry Gilliard Jr. as Derek Wallace
- Blake Clark as Farmer Fran
- Clint Howard as Paco
- Allen Covert as Walter
- Rob Schneider as The Townie
- Kevin Farley as Jim Simonds
- Robert Kokol as The Professor
- Frank Coraci as Robert “Roberto” Boucher, Sr.
- Paul Wight as Captain Insano
- Soon Hee Newbold as Mud Dog Cheerleader
- Dan Fouts as ABC Sports announcer
- Brent Musburger as ABC Sports announcer
The story of this movie is based upon a waterboy named Robert Boucher Jr. ‘Bobby’ for a football field. This movie is about the life of a waterboy who joins The University Of Louisiana Football Program and finds himself eligible to play the game. After being bullied by all the team members, he decides to show them his actual competence and performance in the game. The story revolves around his career and emergence from an ordinary waterboy to one of the finest football players in due course. Meanwhile, he also meets his childhood crush where his mom tells him to be away from girls and football but he still goes with them. His life is full of chaos and problems but he somehow finds his way out of everything.
My ratings and reviews on this film:
I give “The Waterboy” a 9.5 out of 10 stars rating. The film is a comedy flick that can be enjoyed by persons of all ages and backgrounds. My review of this film is that it is one of Sandler’s best films to date. I enjoyed the film from beginning to end. Most people would say this movie is only meant for children but it does have some adult humor as well that you wouldn’t expect to see in a kid’s film. I am pretty sure anyone who has seen this movie once will want to see it again, which is why I view it as one of Sandler’s best movies ever made.
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