• The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

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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: 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks SKG

Ratings & Reviews

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  • A knuckleheaded period piece. show more

  • Redford plays the game of filmmaking to reveal what he holds sacred: story, character, feeling, thoughtful pacing, and an alertness of nuances of honor and shame that most movies skip in the rush to the rush.

  • 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

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