Movie: Bobby Jones, Stroke of Genius

I admit I almost didn’t finish this movie. It’s quiet plot put me to sleep in the first 45 minutes. But then I began to try and actively watch and made it through the whole thing.

The movie is about Bobby Jones, a golfer back in the 1920s/1930s who dominated the sport much the way Tiger Woods did back about 6-7 years ago. A fresh face, an amazing talent, and surprising humility. Bobby is good at what he does – and he does everything from sell real estate to law school to playing amateur golf. In the end he decides to go for the Grand Slam – winning all four major tournaments in one year.

Jim Caviezel (*drool*) plays Jones, with Clare Forlani playing his wife Mary. Together they battle a rare illness that plagues Bobby and the intensity with which he plays golf.

It was an okay movie – could have been a bit more exciting.

2 1/2 sandpits out of five.

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4 comments

  1. I was able to link to you from Kate’s blog, and I thought I’d extend my invitation:

    Hi there! My name’s Matthew. I’m an 18-year-old blogger. In fact, today is my one-year anniversary of being introduced to the blog world (I used LiveJournal then, but three days ago, switched to BlogSpot). I saw your interview on CNN Daybreak earlier this morning (just after 3:45 Mountain time, add two hours for your time) and I thought I’d invite you to view my blog.

    A lot of it is teen drama, I know, but people have told me when I write, they feel compelled to read. It doesn’t stop with my personal blog at BlogSpot, but also my commentary blog (not updated as much, but includes photos) at http://oneopinion.blog.com …feel free to read that one as well.

    Feedback is always appreciated, especially from a blogging celebrity such as yourself.

    Cheers and warmest regards,
    Matthew

  2. Thanks for the review on that golf movie. I was thinking of renting that movie, but after hearing that it put you to sleep, I don’t think I will waste my time.

  3. Have you ever seen “The Legend of Bagger Vance”? It’s a golf oriented movie…having to do with Bobby Jones and the like…but a little more fictional than the one you watched. If you haven’t seen it (which you probably have), I would suggest it…and I hate golf.

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