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Rent The Phantom of the Open (2021)

3.6 of 5 from 101 ratings
1h 41min
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Synopsis:
"The Phantom of the Open" tells the remarkable true story of Maurice Flitcroft (Mark Rylance), a crane operator and optimistic dreamer from Barrow-in-Furness who, with the support of his family and friends, managed to gain entry to the 1976 British Open qualifying, despite never playing a round of golf before. With pluckiness and unwavering self-belief, Maurice pulls off a series of stunning, hilarious and heartwarming attempts to compete at the highest level of professional golf, drawing the ire of the golfing elite but becoming a British folk hero in the process.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Kate Glover, Nichola Martin, Tom Miller
Writers:
Simon Farnaby, Scott Murray
Aka:
The Fantastic Flitcrofts
Studio:
eOne
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Sports & Sport Films
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/07/2022
Run Time:
101 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description, English Dolby Digital 2.0, English Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BBFC:
Release Date:
25/07/2022
Run Time:
105 minutes
Languages:
English Audio Description, English DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B

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Delightful British Comedy - The Phantom of the Open review by GI

Spoiler Alert
23/03/2022

Based on a real story this British comedy is a classic underdog story. It tells the story of Maurice Flitcroft, who in 1976, having never played a round of golf before, entered the British Open tournament and played the worst round in the competitions history. What makes this film such a pleasant, heartwarming delight is that Maurice is an amiable, optimistic, kind man who exudes an almost childlike innocence, he has that scent of British eccentricity and has to overcome some traditional class snobbery. All of which makes him a character that British audiences especially love. This is also a family drama about Maurice, played so excellently by Mark Rylance, his wife, Jean (Sally Hawkins) and their three boys. Maurice is a humble crane operator in England's north west and he raises his family of a step son and twin boys to always try and follow their dreams. So when redundancy looms Maurice decides to apply to play in the British Open although he's never played golf before. How he does this I won't spoil suffice to say he soon finds he has to face the bureaucracy and stiff lipped snobs of the golfing world, mostly epitomised in the guise of the top golf official played by Rhys Ifans. But Maurice believes in following ones dreams and he won't be put off. Much laugh out loud moments follow as essentially Maurice, his family and some friends take on the establishment and find support in some surprising quarters. The film, at times, has a bit of the Carry On about it but still manages to combine good comedy with effective drama. A delight and well worth seeing.

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