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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    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 …feel free to read that one as well.

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

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  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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