Winning Isn't Everything
Children watching this movie should have some knowledge of golf and know what a caddie is. The movie begins with a golf tournament where the "star", a young adult golfer, is playing in a tournament with his father as his caddie. The father has been consistently coaching and driving his son to be a Tour Champiion. On the last hole of the tournament in which he is the leader -- he has a bad shot, -- then another -- then another -- and looses his temper, his game and the tournament. The young man drives off in anger and disappointment ... to Utopia... where he is mentored by Robert Duvall (Johnny) using a very different coaching style and a "born-again" experience. Although this is clearly a Christian-themed movie, non Christians will find non-religious lessons to talk about with their family, Probably not a good movie for parents who are driving their children to be the very best -- the winner -- at a sport -- or anything. The lesson of the movie is "winning isn't everything." You don't have to be a great star to be a good person.