The Waterboy ★★ 1998 (PG-13)
Another in a continuing line of deliberately stupid comedies finds Sandler a not-too-bright, constantly picked-on waterboy for a lousy Louisiana college football team. After a player taunts him once too often, he tackles the big guy, and is suddenly promoted to player—much to the dismay of his over-protective mother, Bates. Loser player turns loser team into winners after some contrived obstacles: you've seen it before, but Sandler cultists (and less discerning football fans) will love it anyway. 90m/C VHS, DVD . Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler, Fairuza Balk, Jerry Reed, Larry (Lawrence) Gilliard Jr., Blake Clark, Rob Schneider, Clint Howard, Allen Whiting, Robert Kokol; D: Frank Coraci; W: Tim Herlihy, Adam Sandler; C: Steven Bernstein; M: Alan Pasqua.