Shia LaBeouf

One of the things that Disney has gotten right lately is the Fact-Based Sports Movie. First, there was Remember The Titans (football), then The Rookie (baseball) and then Miracle (hockey). You wouldn't think that a movie about golf would be so charming and engaging (especially after going comatose 2004's torturous Bobby Jones: Stroke Of Genius), but The Mouse really has done it again. The family-friendly The Greatest Game Ever Played tells the story of Francis Ouimet (Shia LaBeouf), a poor, lowly 20-year-old Boston caddy and amateur golfer who rises to compete in the 1913 U.S. Open. The story is simple, heartfelt and inspiring, even if it is a bit formulaic.