Happy Gilmore is a pretty good movie. I have seen it many times as well and I always get a kick out of Sandler's antics. But truth be told I classify that as one of many similiar Adam Sandler comedies from his early career.
I always have enjoyed Caddyshack, it is one of the most well known golf movies out there.
I think most golf movies are made as comedies. I really don't know of one that isn't.
That is, like you said, a shame. There is no reason why there shouldn't be a good, serious golf movie out on the market. I know I would be interested to see something on the Golden Bear's career or a similar movie piece done.
Anyone else agree? We need more golf movies that give the game credit for being a solid sport, rather then just exhibiting it as a place where all havoc wrecks loose and Adam Sandler wins a green jacket.
Yeah the movie was about a player a long time ago. His parents didn't let him, yet alone WANT him to play Golf because he had to work for a living to survive. Eventually he made the team, his dad got pissed and then I don't want to give away the rest!
Yeah Even Stevens was one of the roles I was referring to for him. But he is also good in other Disney movies like the digging one whose name escapes me and one where he plays a mentally-retarded child.
I haven't seen much of his work since he left Disney though.
Anyways lets try and stay on topic here. Any other golf movie thoughts?
I havent seen the movie with Shia Lebouf yet, but I really want to...it looks good. Happy Gilmore...hilarious golf movie, funny...and who doesnt like to see someone get knocked out by Bob Barker.
I kinda like Tin Cup myself with Kevin Costner. Seeing him with all those golf gadgets trying to get rid of the shenks. Now thats funny. Screwing up the final hole just to try to make the shot across the water.
Out of the few golf movies out there, I'd have to go with everyone else and say Happy Gilmore. Not only is it hilarious, but it actually relates to golf in many ways. I have watched Happy Gilmore probably a hundred times, and I'd watch it another hundred times regardless. I would have to say Happy Gilmore is one of Adam Sandlers best movies.