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The Waterboy

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6.21 h 29 min1998PG-13
Join the millions everywhere who've proudly cheered for The Waterboy!
Directors
Frank Coraci
Starring
Adam SandlerKathy BatesFairuza Balk
Genres
ComedySports
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English [CC]Español
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Jerry ReedHenry WinklerBlake ClarkLarry Gilliard Jr.
Producers
Robert SimondsJack Giarraputo
Studio
Touchstone Pictures
Rating
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
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Smokingalcohol usefoul languagesexual contentviolence
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4.8 out of 5 stars

8875 global ratings

  1. 86% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 9% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 4% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 1% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 1% of reviews have 1 stars
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GhostReviewed in the United States on November 8, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
So ridiculous that it becomes funny
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If there’s one thing Adam Sandler knows how to do well, it’s act like an imbecile. This movie was so ridiculous that if you give it a couple of minutes, you will find yourself laughing at some of it. Adult beverages help induce the laughter. BTW, is it just me, or is there something sexy about Fairuza Balk?
KeithReviewed in the United States on September 4, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Good funny older movie
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I already had this movie, but for only $5 on Blu-ray I decided to buy it anyway, it is a good older movie that everyone should see at least once! I recommend it to everyone, that has not seen it yet or upgrade to Blu-ray if you can still get it on the cheep ($5)
G. RidgewayReviewed in the United States on December 18, 2015
5.0 out of 5 stars
Fooooosseball!
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Lets face it, Adam Sandler and Happy Madison Films is a one trick pony. I think this is proven by the crap that he has been turning out in his last half a dozen films. But, I have to admit, when Sandler gets it right, he really knocks it out of the park with really funny movies, that you can watch again and again. The Waterboy is definitely in my top three all time favorite Sandler movies that I have watched too many times to count. If you are reading this I would assume two things predominantly, 1. You have seen it many times and agree, or 2. You have never seen it before and should!
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Mario SartoReviewed in the United States on January 20, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Gaterade, no H’2O.
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Adam saddler was really good in this classic film along with Kathy bates and Henry wrinkler aka ‘fonze ‘ from happy days, what a warm heart film and with American football of course it just shows how a team cares about one character in this film and they come together as a team the mud dogs who against the other team who defy and intimidate anyone or person who stand in their way of winning. It’s a movie I know but in real life this is how a team and family and community should come together. Enjoy cheers.
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Don M.Reviewed in the United States on October 20, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Hilarious
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This is one of the funniest movies ever. Adam Sandler is hillarious in this movie. Blake Clark ( Farmer Fran) is unbelievably funny in the aspect Ed Orgeron sounds just like him.
Steve-OReviewed in the United States on December 7, 2011
4.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent Blu-ray Release
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First, I must mention that this is more of a review of the Blu-ray release than the movie itself. If you like Adam Sandler and enjoy his slapstick humor, you'll love this movie. Also, I normally only double-dip from DVD to Blu-ray for action films, or movies I consider to be classics. However, the DVD version I had for The Waterboy was not in anamorphic widescreen, and as a result, I had to use a stretch mode on my TV to get it to fill up the screen - this looked horrible.

Thus, I opted to upgrade to the Blu-ray version. I have to say, this release was impressive. The colors on the players' uniforms pop, and the soundtrack is awesome in DTS! There's a lot of bass from the heavy body slams of Bobby Boucher when he tackles the other football players, and the roars of the crowds during the Bourbon Bowl scenes will literally engulf you. There are a number of things you might notice which you may not have noticed before. There's MUCH more visible detail in the shots in the bayous. Also, I never realized that Farmer Fran had nipple rings! I just about rolled on the floor laughing when I saw this.

Why only 4 stars?
My only reason for docking a star here is that, when you rewind or fast-forward during the movie, there's an annoying still clip of the chapter that appears just above the timeline. This may be a minor nuisance to some, but it annoyed me just enough.

All said though, this release is certainly worth the upgrade - highly recommend!
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SovaniReviewed in the United States on February 19, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
My ma-mama-ma-mama Said
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In what can only be my favorite Adam Sandler movie. It honestly still holds up. And Vicki Valencourt, she showed me her kill them sign.
Maria SlackReviewed in the United States on February 20, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
It’s a Classic
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I was looking for a comedy appropriate enough to watch with my parents and this is it! It’s a mindless feel good film. Pretty juvenile humor , but still made me laugh!
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