Gulp it down and laugh it up as riotous Adam Sandler (50 FIRST DATES, PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE, THE WEDDING SINGER) rushes to the end zone in the sidesplitting comedy THE WATERBOY -- now surging onto Blu-ray Disc(TM) for the first time ever! Oddball mama's boy Bobby Boucher (Sandler) wants nothing more than to quench the thirst of the dehydrated athletes who treat him like dirt! But when he suddenly unleashes a torrent of bottled-up frustration, a talent for tackling transforms Bobby from meek "water distribution engineer" to the gridiron's most powerful weapon! Dive into wacky, bust-a-gut hilarity as the razor-sharp visuals and spectacularly enhanced sound quality leave you laughing so hard, you'll be gasping for breath! Also featuring Henry Winker (TV's HAPPY DAYS, SCREAM), Academy Award(R) winner Kathy Bates (MISERY: Best Actress, 1990; ABOUT SCHMIDT; TITANIC) and sexy Fairuza Balk (ALMOST FAMOUS, RETURN TO OZ, THE CRAFT), THE WATERBOY will flood your senses and float your boat as never before in Blu-ray(TM) High Definition.
Adam Sandler vaulted into the $20-million-salary stratosphere with this, his second $100-million hit in 1998--a movie that further shows just how deeply embedded he is in the Jerry Lewis tradition of idiot comedy. He plays Bobby Boucher, a backwoods Cajun and a mentally challenged individual with a fixation on water: specifically, on serving the coolest, most refreshing H2O available to the college football team he has served since he was an adolescent. But when he's fired from his position, he takes up a similar job with a lowlier college team coached by neurotic Henry Winkler. One day at practice, Bobby loses his temper and delivers a bone-shaking tackle to the starting quarterback; before he can say, "blackened crawdads," he's the star of the team and leading it to a bowl game. But it's all against the wishes of his overprotective mother (Kathy Bates), who wants to keep her Bobby to herself--and that includes keeping him away from the floozy girlfriend (Fairuza Balk) who's sweet on him. There are two kinds of people in this world: People who find Sandler funny and people who view him as a neon-lit symbol of the decline of popular taste. You know who you are and, based on that, you can decide whether this is a movie for you. --Marshall Fine
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