Phantom of the Open (2021)

PHANTOM OF THE OPEN is a hilarious true story of the world’s worst golfer, Maurice Flitcroft (played by Mark Rylance). In 1976, Maurice tried to qualify for the British Open and shot the worst round in history. Despite his lack of skill, Maurice became a folk hero and inspired other dreamers to never give up. Craig Roberts directs the film with a light touch, making the most of the absurd situations Maurice finds himself in. Rylance is terrific in the lead role, infusing the character with both humour and pathos. The supporting cast is also excellent.

The fact that the story of PHANTOM OF THE OPEN is true is astounding and, as the plot unfolds, it becomes increasingly jaw-dropping. This is a feel-good film with a message that will resonate with anyone who has ever had a dream. It’s also extremely funny and very entertaining. Even if you’re not a fan of golf, PHANTOM OF THE OPEN is sure to make you laugh. It’s the perfect feel-good movie that will leave you feeling inspired. Highly recommended.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

(In cinemas in Australia – check your movie guide for your local show times.)

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