• The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

The Legend of Bagger Vance

Release Date: November 3rd, 2000

DVD Release Date: April 3rd, 2001

PG-13 |2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary

During the Great Depression, Georgia socialite Adele Invergordon (Charlize Theron) announces a publicity-garnering high-stakes match at her struggling family golf course, featuring the greatest golfers of the era. Once-promising local golfer Rannulph Junuh (Matt Damon), whose career and life were derailed by World War I, is brought in to play alongside the stars, but his game is weak -- until the enigmatic Bagger Vance (Will Smith) offers to coach him back into the great golfer he once was.

Cast: Will Smith, Matt Damon, Charlize Theron, Bruce McGill, Joel Gretsch, Lane Smith, Harve Presnell, J. Michael Moncrief

Director: Robert Redford

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Allied Filmmakers, Wildwood Enterprises

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG, 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Underdog, Transformation, 1930s, Heartwarming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 48
    Cody ClarkMr. Showbiz

    Without full-bodied characters to play, Smith and Damon are left to get by on their native charm -- something both have in considerable quantity, thankfully. show more

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    It handles a sports movie the way Billie Holiday handled a trashy song, by finding the love and pain beneath the story. show more

  • 75
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    It offers pleasures of a kind that fewer and fewer films even seem to remember, much less aspire to. show more

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