What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie has locker-room style bad language and mild sexual references.
What's the story?
THE WATERBOY stars Adam Sandler as Bobby Boucher, a 31-year-old man who lives with his mother and cares only about providing the freshest, most delicious water for the football team. Fired by the coach (Jerry Reed), he volunteers to be the unpaid waterboy for a team that hasn't won a game in four years. Although his mother has raised him to avoid all relationships and he hates confrontation, it turns out that when he gets angry he can tackle a Mack truck. So, he becomes a football star, gets the girl (Fairuza Balk as a tattooed felon, but a loveable one), and teaches his mother and himself that he can be more independent.
Is it any good?
If you've seen the coming attraction and you still want to see this movie, then you are probably between the ages of 12 and 16 and will probably recognize all of the "played by themselves" sports stars who make cameos.
Sandler uses an especially annoying voice throughout and there isn't much energy in the script or performances. I cannot recommend it, but recognize that many adolescents will enjoy it, if only to be able to trade the punchlines with their friends.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about what makes Sandler's type of humor so popular.