The Greatest Game Ever Played [Blu-ray]
The Game is on Blu-ray disc: Now you can experience Walt Disney Pictures crowd-pleasing underdog epic in the stunning clarity and up-close-and-personal magic of high definition. Shia LaBeouf (Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull, Transformers) stars as amateur golfer Francis Ouimet. Armed with nothing but talent, the working-class youth has a seemingly impossible dream: to compete against the world s greatest player, his idol Harry Vardon. Soon, with the help of his spunky, 10-year-old caddy Eddie, Francis boldly breaks down all barriers with a thrilling display of unrivaled drive, skill and heart and challenges the golf pro for the U.S. Open Championship! You ll feel the breathless anticipation of the crowd and practically smell the grass on the green as you immerse yourself in the action. Based on an inspirational true story, The Greatest Game Ever Played is an adventure in courage that will entertain your whole family as never before in Blu-rayTM high definition.
- Aspect Ratio : 1.85:1
- MPAA rating : s_medPG PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
- Product Dimensions : 6.5 x 5.25 x 0.3 inches; 3.2 Ounces
- Director : Bill Paxton
- Media Format : Anamorphic, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, HiFi Sound, NTSC, PAL, Surround Sound, THX, Widescreen
- Run time : 2 hours and 1 minute
- Release date : June 16, 2009
- Actors : Shia LeBeouf, Stephen Dillane, Elias Koteas, James Paxton
- Studio : Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
- ASIN : B001UREJYK
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: #101,661 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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*BRIEF SYNOPSIS: The movie tells the true story of Francis Ouimet, a lower-class caddy-turned-golfer who goes up against British golf legends Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in the 1913 U.S. Open. One of the movie's characters accurately sums up the feel of the movie by describing the contest as one of "one David versus two Goliaths." While the sport of golf takes the center stage, the movie is also about overcoming prejudices associated with one's social class since Ouimet, Vardon, and Ray all come from their countries' working classes. It's a top-notch "underdog victory" story that also teaches great lessons about being true to yourself and where you come from.
*MY FAVORITE PARTS:
-Montages: I really love a good movie montage, especially those in sports movies! This movie is full of them, including several that speed up the pace of golf (which was a good call, since if we had to plod around with the characters for multiple 18-hole rounds, few viewers would have stuck around until the end!)
-Music: The soundtrack for this movie gets stuck in your head really easily, and accompanies the montage scenes well.
-Good for the whole family: As you might expect from Disney, this movie is suitable to watch with any audience, including children. I have enjoyed this movie for many years, from teenage-hood to adulthood!
All in all, I'm glad that I purchased this movie and I'm sure that I'll return to watch it again and again. Enjoy!
I really enjoyed watching it at work and enjoyed it just as much seeing it at home. I love true story movies and this one didn't disappoint. It taught me a little about British history. Which was nice to see for some part but reminding me how stuck up a nation we are/were was not so fun, haha!. The same was portrayed about the Americans though so it was all square in the end.
I like Shia LeBeouf and first saw him in Holes through the same job. He handles the role in The Greatest Game Ever Played very well up against older seasoned actors and actors from a whole different country and culture too.
If you want a feel good film with a difference then take a swing at this. Keep an eye for his Caddy too. Wonderful little actor.
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This is the story of the 1913 US Open Golf Championship; like many championships, not just golf, there is much more going on behind the scenes than the public ever sees. The best golfers of their time gathered at Brookline, Massachusetts. Ted Ray and Harry Vardon were considered the best there was and one was expected to win against a strong American challenge determined to stop the cup going to Britain. No-one seriously expected Francis Ouimet, an amateur from the "wrong side of the tracks" playing a gentleman's game to have any chance.
To know the rest, readers will have to purchase the DVD. Although readers do not have to be golfers to enjoy this, it helps.