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      The Waterboy

      PG-13 Released Nov 6, 1998 1h 28m Comedy List
      33% Tomatometer 75 Reviews 71% Audience Score 250,000+ Ratings Raised by his overprotective mother, Helen (Kathy Bates), Bobby Boucher Jr. (Adam Sandler) is the water boy for a successful college football team coached by Red Beaulieu (Jerry Reed). When Beaulieu fires Bobby, he takes up the same position for a losing rival team, led by despairing Coach Klein (Henry Winkler). After witnessing Bobby beat up a player who teased him too much, Klein adds him to the roster as a linebacker. Soon, Klein's players are championship contenders. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      This is an insult to its genre with low humor and cheap gags.

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      Andrew O'Hehir Sight & Sound A witless and utterly predictable comic fantasy about a misfit turned hero. Jun 18, 2012 Full Review Nell Minow Common Sense Media Really dumb, but many teens love it anyway. Rated: 1/5 Dec 29, 2010 Full Review Glenn Lovell Variety The formulaic mix of mirth and mayhem is aimed way down the MTV food chain... Jun 2, 2008 Full Review Mike Massie Gone With The Twins This juvenile, unnecessary, and utterly pathetic madness can barely be considered a comedy; the jokes are so immature and flat that it more closely resembles a tragedy. Rated: 2/10 Sep 25, 2020 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews An agreeable yet forgettable comedy... Rated: 2.5/4 Jul 10, 2010 Full Review Peter Canavese Groucho Reviews There's an innocence to The Waterboy that makes the picture part slapstick and part fairy tale...The only problem with letting kids see this Adam Sandler movie? They might want to see another one. [Blu-ray] Rated: 2.5/4 Aug 12, 2009 Full Review Read all reviews

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      ed m Imagine a bad SNL skit stretched out to 90 minutes. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 05/09/24 Full Review David F Kind of a dumb comedy but with a certain charm. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 04/28/24 Full Review josh b Very underrated film one of Adam Sandlers best acting roles. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 04/18/24 Full Review Daniel S Great movie and critics are tards. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/19/24 Full Review Austin W I don't understand why the tomatometer is so low on this movie. This movie is great and funny. Even though it's kind of stupid, it's so funny and entertaining to watch Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/25/24 Full Review kassim s Classic alot of people dislike it but it's a nostalgic Comedy Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/24 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Raised by his overprotective mother, Helen (Kathy Bates), Bobby Boucher Jr. (Adam Sandler) is the water boy for a successful college football team coached by Red Beaulieu (Jerry Reed). When Beaulieu fires Bobby, he takes up the same position for a losing rival team, led by despairing Coach Klein (Henry Winkler). After witnessing Bobby beat up a player who teased him too much, Klein adds him to the roster as a linebacker. Soon, Klein's players are championship contenders.
      Director
      Frank Coraci
      Producer
      Jack Giarraputo, Robert Simonds
      Screenwriter
      Tim Herlihy, Allen Pasqua, Adam Sandler
      Distributor
      Buena Vista Pictures
      Production Co
      Touchstone Pictures, Waterboy Productions
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 6, 1998, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Feb 8, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $161.5M
      Runtime
      1h 28m
      Sound Mix
      Surround, Dolby Digital, DTS
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