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The Greatest Game Ever Played 2005

A golf drama based on the true story of the 1913 US Open, where 20-year-old Francis Ouimet defeated his idol, 1900 US Open champion, Englishman, Harry Vardon.

Starring:
James Paxton, Tom Rack
Runtime:
1 hour, 55 minutes

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Bill Paxton has taken the true story of the 1913 US golf open and made a film that is about much more than an extra-ordinary game of golf. The film also deals directly with the class tensions of the early twentieth century and touches upon the profound anti-Catholic prejudices of both the British and American establishments. But at heart the film is about that perennial favourite of triumph against the odds.

The acting is exemplary throughout. Stephen Dillane is excellent as usual. But the revelation of the movie is Shia LaBoeuf: After a career which to that point had been principally marked by his slap-stick performances in the children's programme "Even Stevens", LaBoeuf delivers a disciplined, dignified and highly sympathetic performance as a working class Franco-Irish kid fighting his way through the prejudices of the New England WASP establishment. And Josh Flitter as the ten year old caddy steals every scene in which he appears.

A old fashioned movie in the best sense of the word: fine acting, clear directing and a great story that grips to the end - the final scene an affectionate nod to Casablanca is just one of the many pleasures that fill a great movie.
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We don't like any kind of sport, but we watched the rental again and again and we can't wait to buy the dvd and cd.
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Buy, play it, watch it! Great movie. Don't expect to be bored watching guys stroll around 18 holes as in TV golf coverage ... its not like that! A movie with real heart.
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SAFE READING - NO SPOILERS

This is the story of the 1913 US Open Golf Championship; like many championships, not just golf, there is much more going on behind the scenes than the public ever sees. The best golfers of their time gathered at Brookline, Massachusetts. Ted Ray and Harry Vardon were considered the best there was and one was expected to win against a strong American challenge determined to stop the cup going to Britain. No-one seriously expected Francis Ouimet, an amateur from the "wrong side of the tracks" playing a gentleman's game to have any chance.

To know the rest, readers will have to purchase the DVD. Although readers do not have to be golfers to enjoy this, it helps.

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Flashy,symbolic and quite powerful account of the 1913 U S Open where local amateur Francis Ouimet(Shia LeBeouf)goes head to head with Ted Ray(Stephen Marcus)and the legendary Harry Vardon(Stephen Dillane)for the title.
Written by Mark Frost(based on his excellent book of the same name),Bill Paxton(he also directed Frailty- a very under-rated horror film)imbues the proceedings with visual tricks worthy of a Fatboy Slim video and it works brilliantly.Golf has never been this kinetic on screen before.
Beautiful to look at with genuine period flavour and with it's sporting cliches punched across,Greatest... is rich entertainment.LeBeouf is fine as the rabbit caught in the headlights of two towering players and Dillane as the troubled and enigmatic Vardon is marvellous in a slightly underwritten role.In fact some of the elements of the book that gave it such richness are missing here- the unhinged Mrs Vardon and Harry's problems with his putter that was to haunt him the rest of his career are overlooked.
The irony of the "professional" as an outsider and certainly not a gentleman is well captured as is the attendant class prejudices.Peter Firth is miscast as Lord Northcliffe and Walter Hagen is completely ignored.
Still a wonderful evocation of a key moment in golf with the finale being expertly judged by Paxton to capture our emotions completely.I had tears streaming down my face at the end and I am happy to say so.
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As many have stated, you dont need to like golf to enjoy this Disney opus, indeed the movie goes deeper than sport alone. After watching this film, I spent quite a bit of time researching the real life story behind the films protagonists.
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I would recommend this to all people who enjoy true stories as I do. This is about the game of Golf which originated in Scotland. A boy who grows up watching and loving that game. It is a movie about his story and is very captivating. I can guarantee of you buy it you will love the story and remember this is a true story not a fiction. But it and enjoy. Same as many others true stories of real life sports men whether it be football or Hockey or any sport watching a champion is just great to see.
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A well told story which holds your attention to the finale. This is a very classy tale of a youngster's talent and determination to succeed in reaching the pinnacles of the golfing world, despite all the obstacles that being born into a humble working class family presents. Golf was considered at that time to be a "gentlmans' game" played by only wealthy upper class males of a certain social standing. Only the elite were permitted to belong to golf clubs, and take part in prestigious golfing competition, both in the United States and Britain.
This is a wonderful story, excellently directed, and with first class performances from the actors.
In my opinion, this story reaches beyond the golfing fraternity,and holds appeal for anyone who enjoys a real life story told as expertly as this one.
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