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Tin Cup Movie Review

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Kevin Costner is in a sports movie yet again, and once more, he makes it an enjoyable ride. He's Roy "Tin Cup" McAvoy, one of the best golfer's in the world, yet he works on a decrepit driving range. The story is a romance comedy, as he falls in love with the girlfriend (Rene Russo) of his golf rival (Don Johnson).

The best part about Tin Cup is Kevin Costner himself. He's had a fluctuating career over the years but he's really strong in this movie as the awkward and ordinary Roy McAvoy. The way he talks is very believable and the way events roll that bring Russo and Costner together also are well done.

The movie is also funny. It's not laugh out loud funny like slapstick sports films like Happy Gilmore (also a golf movie), but more realistic and subtle. Just the mannerisms of Costner are great, let alone the situations.

Besides an occasional spouting of language, the movie is also relatively free of sex antics. Tin Cup is a nice step back from most of todays fares where sex jokes rule the comedy; Tin Cup pulls off everything as if it could really happen.

I have to admit it. I'm having trouble writing this review. I have watched Tin Cup at least fifteen times, and I love it every time. It's a romance comedy, but it's also a great golf movie, so there's no harm watching it alone or with a date. There's really nothing bad about the film, and the ending is great. See Tin Cup; you'll like it.

Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.

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