Henry Roth is a man afraid of commitment up until he meets the beautiful Lucy. They hit it off and Henry think he's finally found the girl of his dreams, until he discovers she has short-term memory loss and forgets him the next day.
Bobby Boucher is the lowly waterboy for a college football team, until the coach discovers his amazing talent for tackling people much bigger than him. He signs the Waterboy as the new star player, but Bobby must keep it secret from his overbearing and domineering mother.Written by
One of the sports headlines reads, "S.C.L.S.U. UPSETS LOUISVILLE 5 - 0." However, the only way to score five points in football is to get a field goal (three points) and a safety (two points). The headline implies that the only two players to score in that game would have been Bobby and the kicker, Derek Wallace, who was the only player who never picked on Bobby. See more »
At the beginning of the movie they show Altell Stadium, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars, but in the filming locations, Jacksonville is not listed. See more »
[after football player spits loogie in water tank]
Are you all right?
I wasn't gonna do nothin', coach!
Well ya better do something. You gotta stick up for yourself, Bobby.
But what about the finally tuned athletic machine?
I am not telling you to go on a shooting rampage!
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In the theatrical version, the note Bobby gets early in the film reads "eat shit and kill yourself." For edited-for-TV versions the note reads "I hope you choke on your dandruff." See more »
The plot is admittedly slow, but the film is somewhat endearing
I do agree the story takes a long time to develop, the script at times is not great(too many dumb moments) and the pacing is uneven, but The Waterboy is actually somewhat endearing. And it has Adam Sandler in it, an actor I don't care for, but he was surprisingly amusing here. I do think though that Kathy Bates(ever the pro)as the Cajun mum and Henry Winkler as the bewildered coach gave much better performances. The film does look striking, with nice cinematography and scenery, and the soundtrack is nice. The sports sequences are lovingly done, and the direction is efficient enough. Overall, it isn't groundbreaking, but it is an endearing and amusing film. 7/10 Bethany Cox
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