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THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE                                                                                                                                                                   

 

The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

 

Rating: PG-13

 

Summary

A 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 (Will Smith).

 

Loren’s Review

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 much.

 

“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...”

            

      

 

 

                                                  

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