Tuesday, March 18, 2008
In The Greatest Game Ever Played, based on the true story of the 1913 U.S. Open golf championship, we meet young Francis Ouimet, a boy from a working class family in Massachusetts. Francis dreams of playing golf, but, as it is a game reserved for the upper class, he contents himself with working as a caddy until he unexpectedly given a chance to compete as an amateur. Against all odds, but with the encouragement of his mother and a loud-mouthed 10-year old caddy, Ouimet goes up against the world's greatest player, and Francis's idol, Harry Vardon.
Exciting, moving, and funny, The Greatest Game Ever Played will definitely appeal to golf lovers and also those who enjoy inspiring underdog sports movies like Miracle and Remember the Titans.