Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius

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Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius ★★½ 2004 (PG)

Bloated homage to the late great golfer of the title starring a red-hot post-”Passion” Caviez-el. Practically a natural, Jones, who still reigns as the only golfer to win all four major tournaments in a single calendar year, had to overcome a number of personal demons to become one of the greatest golfers in the world. An extremely moral man, Jones suffered from depression and sported a legendary temper that he battled in order to work his way to the top of golf world of the 1920s. After his Grand Slam coup, Jones was diagnosed with a spinal disorder and retired from golf at 28 to practice law and spend more time with wife Mary (Forlani). Historically faithful and elegant, with a fine performance by its star, but is hindered by sub-par script, for-mulaic plot, and undeveloped supports. 126m/C DVD . US James (Jim) Caviezel, Claire Forlani, Jeremy Northam, Malcolm McDowell, Connie Ray, Brett Rice, Dan Albright, Larry Thompson, Paul Freeman, John Curran, Aidan Quinn, Alistair Begg, Kenny Alfonso, Tom Arcuragi, Devon Gear-hart, Thomas Lewis, Hilton McCrae; D: Rowdy Herrington; W: Rowdy Herrington, Tony Depaul, Bill Pryor; C: Tom Stern; M: James Horner.