Written September 02, 2011
Will be compared to Karate Kid, Doc Hollywood, the animated Cars and a number of other movies that involve a dispirited youth being sagely counseled by a been there, done that elder. Instead of karate, racing, etc., this movie is centered around golf, so it's philosophical with virtually no violence. This is a G-rated family film, and like many of the other movies mentioned above, has a message that is touching, thoughtful and probably more important than ever in this day and age. Has a great cast led by old pro Robert Duvall, appealing young star Lucas Black and a nice supporting group. Strong religious theme, so could be a major bore if you're an atheist or, for that matter, hate golf.
Written September 12, 2011
This movie captivated my attention and I'm not even a golf fan! It was about life and character building and redemption. Robert Duvall and Lucas Black were excellent and they inspired me!
Written September 06, 2011
A great 2d movie in a tome of, oh its 3d so it has to be good. I would have paid double the admission price to see it.
Written December 11, 2014
I have seen this and love it. There is nothing like a sincere, sweet, and beautiful story. It isn't an R with the typical sex, violence or heavy drama we have come to expect. It is simple, yet a moving story about what life is truly about.
Some will see it as weak or lacking drama, but I was deeply touched by Duval and Black and believe we need more movies with the morals and ethics this story promotes.
Do not hesitate to take anyone in your family to this movie. Golf-lovers, of course will love it - but anyone will be blessed by a story that reminds of what is really important in life.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Written September 19, 2011
Not a golf fan but this was a great movie which wasn't all about golf?
Not too good for children as it is not an action packed movie. My 9 year old slept thru this one!
Nice to see how an elderly person can be of help to the younger generation.