Waterboy – Der Typ mit dem Wasserschaden (1998)

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Waterboy – Der Typ mit dem Wasserschaden: Directed by Frank Coraci. With Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler, Fairuza Balk. A waterboy for a college football team discovers he has a unique tackling ability and becomes a member of the team.

“I have to admit: this Adam Sandler no-brainer is hilarious, just had me laughing right from the start. Iu0026#39;d rank it in my top ten funny movies of my collection and it features one of my favorite characters in film: Bobby Boucher Jr., a heckuva lot nicer guy than Sandleru0026#39;s u0026quot;Happy Gilmore.u0026quot; u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eu0026quot;Bobbyu0026quot; is about as innocent and a gentle-natured a guy as youu0026#39;ll find this side of Forrest Gump. You canu0026#39;t help but root for him, and thatu0026#39;s the idea. What the film basically involves is another u0026quot;Revenge Of The Nerdsu0026quot; theme except itu0026#39;s u0026quot;nerd u0026quot;- singular – as the picked-on waterboy turning the tables on the football jocks. Interesting to once again see Jerry Reed, whom I havenu0026#39;t seen much of since his days in u0026quot;Smokey And The Bandit.u0026quot; He has much fatter face but everything else looked the same. Then there is Henry Winkler, u0026quot;The Fonzu0026quot; who now is the opposite: a guy with a terrible inferiority complex. All the characters in here are wildly exaggerated.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eThis cartoon-like comedy may not be high-brow, but so what? Itu0026#39;s not totally low- brow either, but I do wonder why modern filmmakers cannot seem to make a comedy without all the sex references and the profanity. Nonetheless, Sandleru0026#39;s Cajun accent, his strange-looking-but pretty girlfriend (Fairuza Balk) and crazy mother (Kathy Bates, in the funniest role sheu0026#39;s ever played) are all great fun to watch.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eItu0026#39;s silly, particularly the ridiculous climactic football game, but then this movie is hardly to be taken seriously. Itu0026#39;s all absurd humor, and 90 minutes was just right amount of time for it.”


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