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Postby Nikojinn В» 09.10.2019

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Sign In. A Gentleman's Game Hide Spoilers. Scoopy 29 November I know. You never heard of this movie. You probably never will again. Neither had I, and it turned out to be a complex, intelligent little sports movie about a child golf prodigy who gets the benefit of an education about life while he's sharpening his golf game.

It impresses most of all because it is filled with surprises. You think the kid's dad is an ass? Not so. He's a regular guy who has days when he acts like an ass, like the rest of us. In fact, he begins by refusing to teach the kid how to play, and he never goes back on his word. He only gives him one lesson related to golf: Golf isn't that important. It isn't life. This must be the most unmarketable film of all time.

Every message in this film is something that you'd want your kids to hear. It is about decency, integrity, sincerity, and trying to grow up with perspective.

It would be a great PG Disney film. Unfortunately, it is rated R because the dialogue is realistic. That's what life boils down to in Hollywood.

If you make a movie for kids that shows them what the world is really like and gives them some approaches to take when they encounter that world, the film will be given an R rating, thus assuring that those kids will never see the film. Kids are only allowed to see movies which are unrealistic.

So here you have what is essentially a sweet little coming-of-age movie, and no audience. I guess the producers finally figured that out, and abandoned any hope that A Gentleman's Game might have a theatrical release. On the other hand, there's no reason why adults won't like the film. There are no last-minute rallies or miraculous chips from the rough. There are no "Rocky" moments of ultimate sports triumph.

The dramatic payoff occurs when a man who lost his integrity reclaims it, and a kid who admires him decides he isn't going to give his own integrity up in the first place. Nice job. Was this review helpful? Sign in to vote. Most comments about "A Gentleman's Games" zero in the sport of golf. While yes, golf is what one sees played here, the film is much more about honesty and how to really be a good human being in a world that seems to reward the ones that are just the contrary.

The book by Tom Coyne gets an excellent treatment by its director, J. Mills Goodloe, who is credited with being the adaptation with the author. Timmy Price, the young man at the center of the story, is being taught by his father how to play golf. In fact, one sees Mr. Price in trying to instill in this young man the rules of conduct, not only on the playing field, but also in life. Timmy is more mature than his young age reveals. Charlie Logan, a club member, suggests the older Price to look for a former caddy of the club, who was considered the best in the field, to guide his son.

The meeting with Foster Pearce, the retired caddy now living in a trailer in a beach area, goes nowhere. Pearce is through with the game. Timmy goes to him on his own and starts practicing his swing on the beach. Pearce never coaches the boy to do anything, but we can see his interest as they become good friends. Pearce finally admits the reason for leaving the sport at a crucial point of the film.

A few other things come out in the movie. We see how the kind Charlie Logan, turns against his black caddy in a moment of drunken rage as the other man was trying to shield him from being hit by a golf ball. The locker room politics also gets great play in the film. The incident in which Timmy's caddy friend is abused, is done with taste. The acting in general is splendid. Young Mason Gamble makes a great Timmy.

Not having seen him before, his appearance in the film is excellent as this young actor underplays the role that enhances the film tremendously. Gary Sinise is also subdued in his take of Pearce, the defeated man who suddenly wants to remedy the situation that got him to this point. Dylan Baker an all around actor of stage and screen, who we have seen in many plays, is at his best playing the older Price. This film will not disappoint thanks to the superb direction by Mr.

Mills Goodloe. His well meaning father forces him to caddy at the club the summer he turns thirteen. At first Timmy doesn't fit in with the caddies, and is generally ignored as being another "members kid While looping Timmy watches the members associate with each other and interact with the staff.

Lessons about life and growing up are subtly characterized, often with nothing more than the actual events to relate Timmy's realizations. This is an excellent movie to watch in the "coming of age" genre.

The movie is narrated by the "adult" Timmy as he is looking back at this time in his life. One of the strongest aspects of the film is that the whole story is conveyed without the sugary sentimentality or rose colored emotion that is often used to tell a coming of age story. Very refreshing. I had the good fortune of reading the book before seeing the movie.

It was an epic of adolescence, a dream of summers gone, a great potential indie film or big budget drama. It somehow got into the hands of a hack, who clearly took notes watching Boogie Nights and Rushmore without actually learning anything at all. The script loses the meat of the book in favor of forced emotional notes and low brow gags. I feel sorry for the actors, since the characters in the book were rich and textured, but cut down to embarrassing charactures in the film.

Mason Gamble is great when given the opportunity, as is Dylan Baker, but the skeleton that remains of the story plays out like a bad after school special. Though it's almost worth watching to see the Southern California beach where Gary Sinise parks his trailer which is meant to pass for a bay in Delaware.

It's a good book, but an embarrassing turn for first time director Mills Goodloe. A Gentleman's Game is a great movie. If you've ever thought of golfing, but have never done it, watch this film and you'll stop putting it off. I did! This film has a lot of swearing, but very little else in the way of offensive content.

It has some really great lessons to teach, and lays them out in a very intriguing plot. The acting is very well done, as is the story, and everything comes together really well. About the only other thing that needs to be said for this movie is that you should see it if you haven't already. You won't regret it.

And, likely, you'll see it again after that too. The special features aren't anything special though, which is pretty good, seeing as that's the only bad thing i can find to say about the movie. So, yep, that's about it. Enjoy the movie. One of the better films I've seen lately. TxMike 1 December I wrote in my review of the former, " That is illustrated by the washed-up Amateur champ when he tells the kid, "here, bind your feet together and then hit a ball.

He had swung too hard, he could not keep his balance. Playing golf was not about winning trophies so that you could show your friends. Golf is only a game, it is not life. That message can be applied to any sport or any obsession, not just golf.

Only now, years later, did he explain to the boy, "I started the last hole with a Titlist One, and I finished with a Titlist Three, I couldn't find my ball in the tall grass, I dropped another, and won the tournament by one stroke. On the way home I wanted to kill myself. So, the only lesson he gave the boy was "keep everything in balance. The film did a good job of showing the class distinction within private clubs, the rich may be bad golfers and cheats, but they still are the rich.

And the caddies, the "loupers", are the lowest of the low. True, country club members probably talk that way, but toning it down to give a PG rating would have been a lot better for the film, and the potential viewers.

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Postby Kigakinos В» 09.10.2019

Neither had I, and it turned out to be a gemtleman, intelligent little sports movie about a child golf prodigy who gets the benefit of an education learn more here life while he's sharpening his golf game. User Reviews Parents say Kids say. Absolutely chaotic, but this one isn't like a puzzle. Off-camera bestiality played for shock and comedy.

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Postby Kazirg В» 09.10.2019

FlickJunkie-2 18 September How old is your kid? I don't enjoy watching golf.

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Postby Dizshura В» 09.10.2019

Mason has a strong command of the screen and is self-aware as to his presence there. It's a good book, but an embarrassing turn for first time director Mills Goodloe. Playing golf was not about winning trophies so that you could show your friends. The only birdies I know are in the tree's, Anyways Its a great movie.

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Postby Nikasa В» 09.10.2019

It also has one of the better extras, which shows the process from conception to final film, including how actors were chosen, scouting locations, making a shooting schedule, securing financing, and some interviews and glimpses into the actual shooting. Teen, 15 years old Written by ruben January 25, Throw in Brian Doyle Murray's character, Tomato Face, that runs the caddy shack, a dark secret that the see more club elite try to hide and go here surprise confrontation between a black club pro and the elder patriarch of Fox Chase and you have a great story.

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Postby Voodoolkis В» 09.10.2019

Alien 30 October Common Sense is a nonprofit organization. Directed by Jon Erwin. About these links Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes when you use our links to make a purchase. I did!

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Postby Kazrajin В» 09.10.2019

After whiffing twice, the dad smiles and sends him for lessons. Let's Get Weird. It doesn't follow the regular movies' patterns and that's what I liked into it. Skip to Content. Graphic violence continues throughout: shootings, threats with knives, beatings, lots of blood.

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