Author David L. Cook's best-selling novel Golf's Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia comes to the big screen in this inspirational sports drama starring Lucas Black and Robert Duvall. Luke Chisolm (Black) has the drive to become a professional golfer. Just when he's on the verge of going pro, however, he buckles under the pressure. In the aftermath of that crushing disappointment, Luke vanishes from the spotlight, uncertain if he'll ever return to the game again. Luke is driving through Texas when he crashes his car in the town of Utopia, and strikes up a friendship with Johnny Crawford (Duvall), a rancher who knows more about the game of golf than the troubled young visitor realizes. Now, the more time Luke spends with Johnny, the more he begins to see life from a new perspective -- a perspective that will not only help Luke to make sense of where he's been in life, but where he's headed as well. Oscar winner Melissa Leo and True Blood's Deborah Ann Woll co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
This is one of the most refreshing movies I have read in a long time. It renewed my hope that people still have integrity and live their lives by faith in God and respect for one another. They seek within themselves a purpose for living beyond fame and fortune, content to be their best selves and finding satisfaction in being what God has created them to be. Robert Duvall is excellent in his role of being the older, wiser golfer who desires to teach the younger man something of deeper, lasting value. All the actors were convincing in their roles. I was proud to see the movie was made in Texas!!
A "chicken soup for the golfer's soul" kind of movie with the usual convincing performance of Robert Duvall, as well as the supporting cast. Folksy and heart warming. It even kept this family of non-golfers tuned in to the satisfying ending.
This was just about the "hokiest" movie I've ever seen......A cross between golf and cowboy, never achieving either distinction. And the ending????? Don't waste your time. I wish I hadn't. My husband, who is an avid golfer, fell asleep. I woke him up after it was over and made him watch the last 10 minutes because I didn't think it was something I should have to witness by myself......I didn't see anything inspirational in this movie.....Just plain "hokie" with bad acting. Spare yourself on this one!