Starring Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson, Cheech Marin

(7-Very Good Film)

Solid. Entertaining. Knowing.

Kevin Costner reteams with the director of his early career classic, Bull Durham, to once again merge the sports film with the romantic comedy. Costner plays a chronic hot head and underachiever hoping to impress the woman he loves, a therapist played by Rene Russo, by competing in the U.S Open. Tin Cup hits many of the same notes as Bull Durham, and the result is a movie that at times feels familiar or reliant on charm borrowed from another film. However, this golf flick has qualities of its own that make unfavorable comparisons to its predecessor unfair. It’s a really entertaining, solid gold movie with compelling leads.

-Walter Tyrone Howard-

(595)

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