The Waterboy

I am certainly no stranger to reviewing Adam Sandler movies here on MadDownload (Click, Anger Management, Grown Ups, or The Longest Yard, to name a few) and today we have another fun one in The Waterboy. Released in 1998 and written by Adam Sandler with his buddy and long-time collaborator Frank Coraci handling the directing, The Waterboy is a cheesy and silly sports comedy and while it is not one of my favorites of his, it has that classic Adam Sandler charm running through it.

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The Movie Review

Revisiting The Waterboy

I have seen The Waterboy a few times over the years and it is one of those movies that gets just a little less funny each time I watch it. Perhaps it is because I do not care for American Football? I still have fun and enjoy it, but it is not one of my go-to Adam Sandler movies. I remember going to watch this with my buddies when I was at school and we had a blast with it and for a couple of years we would quote this movie.

Bobby Boucher: From Waterboy to Football Star

Adam Sandler plays the role of Bobby Boucher and he is the waterboy for the University of Louisiana football team. Bobby takes his duties as a waterboy very seriously, but he is ridiculed and bullied by the team. The head coach does not like Bobby and he ends up firing him.

Bobby ends up going to their rivals, South Central Louisiana State and offers them his services as a waterboy. Coach Kline takes a liking to Bobby and lets him be the waterboy, all be it on a voluntary basis. Coach Kline manages to get Bobby to stand up for himself.

The Comedy and Characters of “The Waterboy”

With Coach Klien helping Bobby become more confident, it is revealed that Bobby is one hell of a football player and he ends up getting a spot in the team. Coach Kline has a rivalry that goes back years with Bobby’s old team so things are very personal. The movie is super predictable, but it also has a bunch of funny moments.

The stuff with Bobby’s overprotective mother, played by Kathy Bates is hilarious, my friends and I would often call each other “the devil” mimicking her voice as we did. Bobby also has a love interest as the girl he had a crush on in high school comes back into his life. I also have to give a ton of credit to The Fonz himself, Henry Winkler as Coach Klien as he is hilarious, and let’s be serious, how can you not like The Fonz?

Cameos and Cultural Impact

We have your usual Adam Sandler buddies’ cameos in the movie which are as fun as ever here. However, the cameo that I always get a kick out of is WWE (he was a WCW wrestler at the time) wrestler, The Big Show/Giant. He is a riot here as Captain Insano and I hope that one day we get that Captain Insano figure that was rumored.

At its core, The Waterboy is a classic sports comedy, but an Adam Sandler sports comedy and that right there should tell you what kind of movie you are in for. I would certainly not put this up there with stuff like Happy Gilmore. However, it still has some moments that make me laugh even if I do feel that this is a movie that is nowhere near as good now as I thought it was when I was a teenager.

The Waterboy
The Waterboy features Adam Sandler as a bullied waterboy turned football star, blending slapstick humor with heartfelt moments. Download it now.
7.5 Total Score
The Waterboy Review Summary

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  • Kathy Bates and Henry Winkler are a ton of fun in this movie
  • It has some very funny moments that still make me laugh
  • I always get a kick out of the Big Show cameo
  • This is nowhere near as bad as some people make out!
  • The actual plot/story is kind of weak even for an Adam Sandler comedy
  • I do not know why, but I have enjoyed this a little less each time I have watched it
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Jason Delacey

Jason Delacey

Jason is a 40-year-old writer from Northern England. He has been playing video games his whole life and writing about them for over a decade. As well as enjoying gaming into the wee hours of the morning, Jason is a real film fanatic too! He is open to watching all genres of movies from animated singing animals to brutal horror!

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