The Legend of Bagger Vance
Depression-era movie, tells the story of Rannulph Judah (Matt Damon), who was
the most predominant golfer in the South before leaving his girlfriend Adele (Charlize
Theron) and his game to enlist in World War I. He returns to his hometown of
Savannah, Georgia shell-shocked, with golf the furthest thing from his mind.
He attempts to recover his game and his life with help from a mystical caddy
This movie uses golf as a metaphor for life. One line Bagger
Vance says in this movie sums up the topic of this film and why I enjoyed it so
“Yep... Inside each and every one of us is one true authentic
swing... Somethin' we was born with... Somethin' that's ours and ours alone...
Somethin' that can't be taught to ya or learned... Somethin' that got to be
remembered... Over time the world can, rob us of that swing... It get buried
inside us under all our wouldas and couldas and shouldas... Some folk even
forget what their swing was like...”