Some Things Can't Be Learned. They Must Be Remembered.
Plot: Promising golfer goes to war and loses his swing. Proverb spewing
drifter caddie black man helps him find it again.
Commentary: Having just finished Steven Pressfield’s historical novel
“Gates of Fire” about the Spartan involvement at the Battle of
Thermopylae, I was surprised to learn that Pressfield was also the author of a little
more known work, “The Legend of Bagger Vance.” Thus I made the mistake of
thinking he must have had something to do with the making of the film. Unfortunately for me, he didn’t. I needlessly suffered through 2 hours of
made for TV style crap. Do not waste your time with this film.
And “Gates of Fire” was a most excellent read. Damn.
More appropriate title: The Legend of Baggage Vance
Cringe-o-meter: (8 out of 10; one long cringe actually)
Recommended for: people who enjoy made for TV movies.