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At Theaters: 11/3/2000 On Video: 4/3/2001
Rated: PG-13 Length: 2 hr. 17 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 189904
Studio: DreamWorks Pictures
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Storyline Heading
A mysterious man named Bagger Vance is a caddy who offers advice about more than the game to young golfer Rannulph Junuh.
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Movie Type (Genre) Heading
Drama - A sports movie with significant mystical/quasi-religious overtones, The Legend of Bagger Vance works on an allegorical level, but contains largely uninvolving characters and uninspired "action."
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Cast and Crew Heading
Will Smith WILD WILD WEST, ENEMY OF THE STATE, MEN IN BLACK
Matt Damon THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY, DOGMA, ROUNDERS
Charlize Theron THE YARDS, REINDEER GAMES, THE CIDER HOUSE RULES
Dir/Prod: Robert Redford THE HORSE WHISPERER
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Production Notes Heading
The Players
Getting The Swing
Just A Moment Ago
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: Very mild and infrequent except for two GD's.
SEX/NUDITY: One mild sexual conversation.
VIOLENCE: There are a few battle scene flashbacks.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Quite a bit of drinking shown. Character uses it to forget his troubles.
ACTION: None
COMEDY: Lots of humor throughout. Has more humor than most comedies.
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With The Legend of Bagger Vance, director Robert Redford has attempted, with only limited success, to do for golf what movies like The Natural and Field of Dreams did for baseball. There are three elements at work in this film. The first is the use of the game as a metaphor for life. The second is a plunge deep into the lore of the sport, throwing away the unsavory modern trappings that have become associated with it and getting back to the purity of the game. Finally, there's the traditional sports movie storyline that culminates in a "big game" scenario pitting the underdog against a stronger, more experienced champion. Stirring these ingredients together as called for by the recipe should result in an engaging motion picture. Strangely, however, The Legend of Bagger Vance comes across as incomplete and uninvolving. In his zeal to get the period details right and craft a reverent, almost mystical atmosphere, Redford committed a key blunder: he lost sight of the characters' humanity. The men and women inhabiting this motion pictures are types, ciphers, and mouthpieces for slogans, not individuals we can believe in and care for.
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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 308 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
7
High
100%
13-19Teens (M)
18
High
94%
13-19Teens (F)
25
High
96%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
28
Fairly High
96%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
33
High
100%
30+Adults (M)
87
High
94%
30+Adults (F)
110
High
93%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Nearly everyone enjoyed this movie very much. Most opinions were "Very Good" or above, which is very high. There were a couple dozen who rated it "Good" or "Fair." Age and gender didn't seem to make any difference. I'm totally comfortable recommending this movie to everyone. I know most will absolutely love it and the few that don't will, at the very least, enjoy it.

Publisher Comments:
I really enjoyed this movie. It had an excellent story and more laughs than most comedies. I know from the poor box-office that many of you missed this movie. I HIGHLY recommend you rent it ASAP!

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