Tommy's Honour

Tommy's Honour

DVD - 2017
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An intimate, powerfully moving tale of the real-life founders of the modern game of golf.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA :, Lionsgate,, [2017]
Branch Call Number: DVD Tommy's
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (110 min.),sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, rda


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Sep 23, 2018

This dramatic sports film centers around the game of golf, as a father son duo go out and try to make a name for the son in the world of modern golf. I will say, that I was fairly pleased to discover that this movie was much more about the father/son relationship and fulfilling expectations, than it was about the actual game of golf.Sport films tend to be fairly boring and slow paced for those who are not fans of the sport. I would rate this movie 3/5 stars and recommend it to those who can relate to having a rivalry with family members and dealing with a stubborn father. @The_Reviewer of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

You definitely do NOT need to be a golfer, or even very interested in golf to enjoy this movie. It is so good: wonderful re-enactment of the 1860s and 1870s. Fascinating to learn so much about this period in British (Scottish + English) social and sporting history. In another film ("Denial") a lawyer states, "Britain is a club; David Irving [Holocaust Denier] is trying to become a member." "Tommy's Honour" is all about Tommy Morris breaking into the club of rich golf patrons, who consider themselves Gentlemen, whereas Tommy is from the Caddy class. Excellent acting. Lovely accents!

This is a good film - even for non-fans of golf. The story is fairly good and it's well acted and beautifully photographed.

Apr 05, 2018

Variety of comments:) I liked this because of the game, the history, the country & I've taken a photo of the St. A burial place memorial. If one wants more info on the Morris family there are books, this film may not cover all aspects. I found it amusing one of the producers of this film is named Gutta Percha - one of the very first products of golf balls.

I've known Old Tom was (not a founder of golf) but a celebrated maker of balls, clubs & eventually courses & his great expertise as a golfer. Having played Royal Dornoch, I'm sorry I did not know the significance of the designer. Yes, the accent can be challenging, thank goodness for subtitles. The scenery was a bit limited to St. A area & likely not filmed in the summer months - the heavy coats shown in the bonus selection - well worth the time to view. Otherwise, the conditions shown of the course are accurate, not manicured as in the US.

The bonus has the director Connery speaking of his personal experience on the course playing with his father & his reverence to Morris, leading him to making this film. No clue at the time that he's the son of, none other than Sean 007. I found that on a search.

Mar 19, 2018

Loved the true story on one of the only father and son teams to complete in the beginning history of golf in Ireland. All the actors whether major or minor are terrific. Of course, Ireland is a beautiful place to watch a golf story. Now I don't know a thing about golf, but after watching this movie, I can really appreciate the skill and courage it takes to play on a professional level! Give this movie a chance!

Mar 18, 2018

I really like this film and I am not a golf fan. I watched it because of the actress, Opelia Lovibond (played young Tommy's wife), and was not disappointed as it was well acted with an interesting script.
The only problem I had with it, was catching all of the conversation due to the Scottish accent.
The end script lets the viewer know that Tommy Morris Senior, was considered the "founding father" of golf, designing nearly 70 golf courses and competed until the age of 75 and was the oldest to win the Open, at 46. Tommy Sr died in 1908 at the age of 86.
Tommy Morris Junior was the youngest to win the Open at age 17 and died on Christmas Day at the age of 24 in 1875.
Well worth the watch, as I got to care about the real life people.
There was a special feature on the DVD of the making of the movie, but did not watch it.

Feb 04, 2018

No sound on this disk. Disk just makes a loop and will not play.

Feb 03, 2018

Low-energy and boring. Not enough information on why the Morris family was so important to the game. Good cast, bad script, could have been much more exciting.

Jan 29, 2018

Could not watch DVD, it would not play

Dec 26, 2017

Loved the film! For sure worth watching-really good historical content. Beautiful Scottish scenery too!!

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