History YMMV / HappyGilmore

9th Jan '17 3:00:59 AM DoctorNemesis
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* EnsembleDarkhorse: Chubbs and Mr. Larson. Being played by Carl Weathers and Richard Kiel helps.

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Chubbs and Mr. Larson. Being played by Carl Weathers and Richard Kiel helps.helps.
** Shooter [=McGavin=]'s over-the-top [[SmugSnake smarminess]] has seen him become a pretty beloved comedy movie villain.
2nd Dec '16 4:12:59 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* GrowingTheBeard: For Adam Sandler. Although his first major lead movie, ''Film/BillyMadison'', was a modest hit, it was also a pretty thin movie that needed multiple [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment BLAMs]] just to fill its scant runtime, not to mention Sandler talking in a juvenile lisp. With this movie, he proved he could play a mostly-normal likeable guy (with a BerserkButton) that also did a pretty good job hitting the SportsStories beats and didn't just feel like an SNL sketch. Combining that persona with a traditional but successful formula plot would lay the groundwork for his more popular movies like ''Film/TheWeddingSinger'' and ''Film/BigDaddy''.

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* GrowingTheBeard: For Adam Sandler.Creator/AdamSandler. Although his first major lead movie, ''Film/BillyMadison'', was a modest hit, it was also a pretty thin movie that needed multiple [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment BLAMs]] just to fill its scant runtime, not to mention Sandler talking in a juvenile lisp. With this movie, he proved he could play a mostly-normal likeable guy (with a BerserkButton) that also did a pretty good job hitting the SportsStories beats and didn't just feel like an SNL sketch. Combining that persona with a traditional but successful formula plot would lay the groundwork for his more popular movies like ''Film/TheWeddingSinger'' and ''Film/BigDaddy''.
7th Nov '16 11:22:51 AM Miracle@StOlaf
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* VindicatedByHistory: The sharp downturn in quality of Creator/AdamSandler's latter-day films makes it much easier to appreciate this film by contrast as a bright, if perhaps unpolished, comic gem.
4th Sep '16 11:03:12 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* GeniusBonus: For golf fans, there may be some extra laughter over a range having a 400' sign (which none would have, since who could reach it?) and Shooter firing his caddie, because a five-iron suggestion for that approach would deserve a pink slip.
6th Apr '16 11:38:30 AM Pren
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* FranchiseOriginalSin: Several of the issues that would erupt into unwatchability in Sandler's later films show up here, but in muted form that makes them tolerable, most notably the blatant ProductPlacement for Subway.
1st Apr '16 9:52:14 AM Morgenthaler
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* GrowingTheBeard: For Adam Sandler. Although his first major lead movie, ''BillyMadison'', was a modest hit, it was also a pretty thin movie that needed multiple [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment BLAMs]] just to fill its scant runtime, not to mention Sandler talking in a juvenile lisp. With this movie, he proved he could play a mostly-normal likeable guy (with a BerserkButton) that also did a pretty good job hitting the SportsStories beats and didn't just feel like an SNL sketch. Combining that persona with a traditional but successful formula plot would lay the groundwork for his more popular movies like ''TheWeddingSinger'' and ''BigDaddy''.

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* GrowingTheBeard: For Adam Sandler. Although his first major lead movie, ''BillyMadison'', ''Film/BillyMadison'', was a modest hit, it was also a pretty thin movie that needed multiple [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment BLAMs]] just to fill its scant runtime, not to mention Sandler talking in a juvenile lisp. With this movie, he proved he could play a mostly-normal likeable guy (with a BerserkButton) that also did a pretty good job hitting the SportsStories beats and didn't just feel like an SNL sketch. Combining that persona with a traditional but successful formula plot would lay the groundwork for his more popular movies like ''TheWeddingSinger'' ''Film/TheWeddingSinger'' and ''BigDaddy''.''Film/BigDaddy''.
28th Nov '15 10:20:29 PM lorgskyegon
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* Casting Gag: Lee Trevino as the silent golfer. He was well known of the PGA Tour for never shutting up.

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* Casting Gag: CastingGag: Lee Trevino as the silent golfer. He was well known of the PGA Tour for [[MotorMouth never shutting up.up]].
28th Nov '15 10:18:12 PM lorgskyegon
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* Casting Gag: Lee Trevino as the silent golfer. He was well known of the PGA Tour for never shutting up.
9th Nov '15 1:47:17 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* HilariousInHindsight: Happy Gilmore is a golfer with eye-popping skill who brings a new boom to golf by attracting younger fans and new sponsors who weren't into the sport before. The year after the movie came out, Tiger Woods hit the scene as a golfer with eye-popping skill who brought a new boom to golf by attracting younger fans and new sponsors who weren't in the sport before.
9th Nov '15 1:29:27 PM HarryLovesHermione
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* GrowingTheBeard: For Adam Sandler. Although his first major lead movie, ''BillyMadison'', was a modest hit, it was also a pretty thin movie that needed multiple [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment BLAMs]] just to fill its scant runtime, not to mention Sandler talking in a juvenile lisp. With this movie, he proved he could play a mostly-normal likeable guy (with a BerserkButton) that also did a pretty good job hitting the SportsMovie beats and didn't just feel like an SNL sketch. Combining that persona with a traditional but successful formula plot would lay the groundwork for his more popular movies like ''TheWeddingSinger'' and ''BigDaddy''.

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* GrowingTheBeard: For Adam Sandler. Although his first major lead movie, ''BillyMadison'', was a modest hit, it was also a pretty thin movie that needed multiple [[BigLippedAlligatorMoment BLAMs]] just to fill its scant runtime, not to mention Sandler talking in a juvenile lisp. With this movie, he proved he could play a mostly-normal likeable guy (with a BerserkButton) that also did a pretty good job hitting the SportsMovie SportsStories beats and didn't just feel like an SNL sketch. Combining that persona with a traditional but successful formula plot would lay the groundwork for his more popular movies like ''TheWeddingSinger'' and ''BigDaddy''.
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