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"Happy Gilmore" (Blu-ray) - Reviewed by Jim Milton

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Synopsis

Adam Sandler stars in this hilarious comedy that scores a hole in one for gut-busting wit and outrageous slapstick. Happy, a raucous hockey player who can not skate turned golfer who can knock a ball into orbit, sends the sedate sport of golf into overdrive after he becomes a media sensation with his outlandish antics on the links. It's par for the course entertainment, but hardly a"hole-n-one".

Specifications

  • Universal Studios
  • 2011, Color, Rated PG-13, 1 Hr 32 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Codec: AVC
  • 1080p
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring: Adam Sandler, Christopher McDonald, Julie Bowen, Frances Bay
  • Directed by Allen Covert
Rating
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  • Violence: Slapstick Variety
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Mild

Commentary

Not one of Sandler’s best efforts, but an amusing film all the same. Sandler plays the usual buffoon with an almost childlike intensity that makes his character both annoying and likable at the same time. My favorite scene was his fight with the late Bob Barker (The Price is Right). Lots of schtick, but not much substance. If you ever wondered what would happen when you cross golf with hockey, this flick answers that question for you. If you are a Sandler fan, this blu-ray should make you HAPPY.

Technical

This BD is a small step up in picture quality from the current DVD version. Surround sound is present, but the bulk of the sound is heavily weighted to the fronts. My sub only kicked in during the mini golf scene that featured an “earthquake hole”. Dialog is crisp. Colors look natural and even the few night scenes looked good, without loss of detail or crushing. The outdoor scenes are well light, but the picture depth tends to be a bit flat and 2D.

Extras

Deleted Scenes and Outakes in SD.