The Waterboy

Jays Rating:

A hilarious movie for high school and college students is The Water Boy. In this entertaining film, Adam Sandler is Bobby Bousher, the water boy for the South Central Louisiana University football team. The players constantly harass him until one day he looses his temper and annihilates one of the players. Coach Kline played by Henry Winkler, sees the great tackle and tries to enlist Bobby to play on the team. Bobby tells his over-bearing, over-protective mother that he wants to play football. Mamma Bousher, superbly portrayed by Cathy Bates, refers to football as “foosball” and refuses to let Bobby play even though he is 31 years old. She repeatedly tells him that “foosball” –and many other things- was “of the devil.” I was wondering, “Why the harsh words?” He sneaks out to his riding mower -his personal mode of transportation- and joins the team anyway. Despite the teams 40 straight losses, they begin to win with the help of Bobbie’s great tackling abilities and he becomes the hero of the University. When his mother finds out he is playing football, she is so overcome with grief that she ends up in the hospital just before the final game of the season. Bobby stays in the hospital with his mother, planning to miss the most important game of the season. Of course, the team stinks without him and they begin to lose. This no-brainer didn’t have a great plot, but it was funny and I found myself smiling through most of the movie –which reflects my intellectual level. I give it an A rating.

This movie has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA

Although I am blind, I can appreciate a good movie as well as sighted individuals.
I rely more on a good story line than special effects.