Roy McAvoy (Kevin Costner) was a golf pro with a bright future, but his rebellious nature and bad attitude cost him everything. Now working as a golf instructor, he falls for his newest pupil, Dr. Molly Griswold (Rene Russo), a psychiatrist who happens to be the girlfriend of PGA Tour star and Roy’s rival, David Simms (Don Johnson). After he is humiliated by Simms at a celebrity golf tournament, McAvoy decides to make a run for the PGA Tour, as well as Molly’s heart.
While it may never be as famous as its forerunner Bull Durham (which also starred Costner and was also written and directed by Shelton) Tin Cup has legs of its own to stand on. With a brilliant soundtrack, excellent support from Russo, Johnson, Marin and others (including two Costners) and the writing and direction of Ron Shelton, this is a winner – an incredibly funny and gripping comedy with a smashing bit of irresistible bravado thrown in for good measure. Where Bull Durham didn’t have a climax per se, Tin Cup does – and what a climax that is. And although you may in retrospect see the outcome as predictable, odds are you won’t guess this by a mile working into it the first time: the suspense really works too.
For what it’s worth, the riddle the movie starts on has been traced as far back as The Cosby Show.
A definite keeper.
HDTV | MKV | 1280 x 544 | x264 @ 2048 Kbps | 2h 14mn | 2,38 Gb
Audio: English AC3 5.1 @ 384 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance