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Product: The Waterboy
Company: Touchstone Pictures
Review By: Byron Hinson

Aspect Ratio Regional Information DVD Disc Details
1.85 : 1

1 : USA
Closed Captioning: CC

Master format: Film
Sides: 1 (SS-SL)
Chapter stops: 25


Sound: English French


2.0 Surround



One of America's hottest comedians returns to our screens in Touchstone Pictures, The Waterboy. Fresh from his success in The Wedding Singer, Adam Sandler plays Bobby Boucher, the thirty something waterboy for a local American Football team. Bobby's life revolves around supplying quality H2O to the team, but everyone of the teams players treat him like dirt. Eventually he gets the sack from the job he has had since he was a child, but he is offered the chance to not only become a waterboy for a new team by Coach Klein (Played brilliantly by Henry Winkler) but to also play on the team when Bobby unleashes all of the frustration he has bottled up over the years and it helps turn him into one of the hardest hitters ever seen in America Football.

How It Grades
Picture Quality: A-
Sound: A-
Special Features: C+
Movie Overall: A-
DVD Overall: B-

The Waterboy turns out to be an excellent comedy. Written by Adam Sandler and Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank Coraci (The Wedding Singer). The standouts in the movie are both Kathy Bates who plays Bobby's overprotective mama and the spaced out Coach Klein played by Henry Winkler.

The DVD on the other-hand doesn't offer enough extra features in my opinion. You get the basic trailer, chapter search and a small featurette but nothing more. Thankfully the overall picture quality is superb throughout the movie. Sound wise everything is also excellent, there are no overbearing sounds or music to spoil your viewing and the tackles sound perfectly bone crunching.

I can easily recommend The Waterboy in terms of picture, sound and film quality but the poor amount of extras is a big letdown and just stops it from getting an A.

"The Waterboy" - DVD Features

  • Production Featurette

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