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Happy Gilmore Movie: How To Prove You Love Your Grandmother?

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
(Warning for possible spoilers for the Happy Gilmore 1996 sports comedy movie, which is about this guy who starts playing golf for the sake of someone he cares about even though his passion is really to play hockey)

The Happy Gilmore film may be a comedy (and it’s really quite hilarious and funny), but it also has a number of heartwarming moments. Those scenes may not make you shed buckets of tears, but that doesn’t make them any less touching.
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Happy Gilmore really loves his grandmother

Since we got introduced to the title character, Happy Gilmore (played by Adam Sandler), it was quickly established that he really loves and cares about his grandmother. This fact was quickly proven so many times during the course of the film.

We saw how upset Happy was when his grandmother’s things and house were taken away by the IRS, so much so that he even punched the guy that was telling him about this (admittedly, it does seem like he’s got some violent tendencies, but that still shows his love for his grandmother).
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Happy even offered to let her stay at his place when she had to leave her house. He was reluctant to leave her at a nursing home.

He was even willing to pay extra money just to ensure that she was treated in the best way possible (not that that worked out too well, but let’s not get into that now). He was also very determined to acquire the money he needed in order to get back his grandma’s house.

And that was why he started playing golf even though he knew nothing about the sport and what he really wanted to do was play hockey. He even found the time to visit his grandmother at the nursing home.

What is love?

Is it playing a sport that you don’t even like for the sake of the one you care about? Or is it giving up playing a sport you’ve come to enjoy?

One of the really admirable things about Happy Gilmore and what really showed his love for his grandmother was how he was willing to give up playing golf just so he could get her house back.



By that point in the movie, he was already a bit into the sport and he was already dating Virginia, the main female character, who wanted him to stay in the golf tournament.

So it really said something with how Happy was willing to give up so much and sacrifice so much, all for the sake of his grandmother and seeing her well and happy. What do you think about this?

*Notes:
- Image with added text was modified by Freya Yuki (CC:BY-SA) based on the image by mikanxsakura (CC:BY-SA) from deviantArt
- Image is meant to represent Happy and his grandmother
- First pic is from Amazon.com; link shown above
- YouTube video features the Happy Gilmore movie trailer

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