The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Fantasy, Sport


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A down-and-out golfer attempts to recover his game and his life with help from a mystical caddy.


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  • Director Robert Redford
  • Will Smith in The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
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  • Matt Damon in The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)
  • Matt Damon in The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000)

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8 June 2018 | mirkobozic
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| The perfect stroke
The Legend of Bagger Vance is one of those movies that are all about feeling good and inspiring messages all of which we have seen a trillion times before.: Chocolat, You've got Mail, etc. Yet, it kind of works and Redford succeeds in persuading you to stay till the ending credits though the core of the story is not a romantic plot but rather the personal development of the Matt Damon's character Junuh. Will Smith's character Bagger Vance comes to his rescue as a mysterious, yet charismatic caddie who helps him regain not only his self-confidence but also his status. The film is interwoven with magical realism of Vance, although there's not much more to him than delivering motivational speeches and puzzling everyone regarding where he came from and why he's on Junuh's side in the first place. A large part of the charm of the film is the beautiful setting of Savannah, and a very luscious Charlize Theron playing a glamorous local socialite who incites the exhibition golf match around which the whole story is revolving. With all this, it's a light , inspiring afternoon entertainment in a stylish package. You probably won't regret seeing it, but it's not exactly on par with equally feel-good vehicles like Forrest Gump. To paraphrase Vance, it's not exactly the perfect strike, but it goes in the right direction (pun intended).

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,516,712 5 November 2000

Gross USA:

$30,919,168

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$39,459,427

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