The Waterboy
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Despite being the constant target of gross jokes and public humiliation from the university football team players he serves, lowly water boy Bobby Boucher loves his job and thinks dispensing water to dehydrated athletes is life's greatest calling. However, when he is unceremoniously fired, for no reason other than pure ineptitude, Bobby gets a chance with a team that's clumsy with a football on the field as he is with a water jug on the side lines.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 35%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The formulaic mix of mirth and mayhem is aimed way down the MTV food chain..."
‑ Glenn Lovell, Variety
"As a satire on the only true religion of the American South -- football -- The Waterboy is delightful."
‑ John Haslett Cuff, Globe and Mail
"A witless and utterly predictable comic fantasy about a misfit turned hero."
‑ Andrew O'Hehir, Sight and Sound
"There's an innocence to The Waterboy that makes the picture part slapstick and part fairy tale...The only problem with letting kids see this Adam Sandler movie? They might want to see another one. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Perfectly watchable, undemanding fun, but you can't help thinking that a slightly darker tone would have gone a very long way."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"The direction is as blunt and vacant as the plotting, the jokes are obvious and the performances (with a couple of exceptions) charmless."
‑ , Time Out
"We've got somewhat entertaining trash here."
‑ Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle
"Really dumb, but many teens love it anyway."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"A predictable, formulaic, dumb comedy that has about as much depth as Bobby . . . unless you think of it in Forrest Gump terms, and then it begins to get a little less offensive and a little funnier."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Hands up anyone who shelled-out cash at the cinema to see this pathetic sporting comedy...What were you thinking of?"
‑ , Film4
"The film is amiably goofy."
‑ Jeff Millar, Houston Chronicle
"Sandler makes the laughs go down easy, even if The Waterboy isn't exactly quality H2O."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"An agreeable yet forgettable comedy..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"Though unabashedly goofy, this comedy also boasts some subtly ingenious moments of mirth."
‑ Christine James, Boxoffice Magazine
"The Waterboy is scrappy and funny and achieves its modest aim, which is to make us laugh like grade-schoolers. The doofus boy triumphs again."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
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