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Happy Gilmore (1996)

Director:
Dennis Dugan

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Comedy

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Happy Gilmore

RUNNING TIME
91 minutes

Producer:
Robert Simonds
Screenwriters:
Tim Herlihy
Adam Sandler


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Happy Gilmore Adam Sandler
Shooter McGavin Christopher McDonald
Virgina Julie Bowen
Grandma Frances Bay
Chubbs Carl Weathers
Otto Alan Covert -
IRS Agent Robert Smigel -
Bob Barker Bob Barker -
Mr. Larson Richard Kiel -
Doug Thompson Dennis Dugan -

 

Review

Ever wondered how Ace Ventura: Pet Detective would have turned out if you removed Jim Carrey and replaced him with a mediocre comedian? Happy Gilmore more or the less gives you the answer. Only in Ace Ventura, Mr. Adam Sandler would at least have had some good lines and oddities to work with. In this picture, the material mainly consists of toilet humour, which at best is a little bit amusing, but mostly is either horrible or tedious. And poor Sandler cannot add much more than effort to his part. So much effort, actually, that he's closer to frantic than funny. Old-timers Carl Weathers (Rocky) and Richard Kiel (Jaws from James Bond) are the only redeeming attributes here.

Copyright 21.01.1998 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang
(English version: 12.04.2021 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang)