Monday, December 23, 2013

The Short Game


It's not as if we needed another incentive to become a Netflix member.  (If you haven't watched my Good Day Orlando clip offering four good reasons to be on Netflix streaming, now is a great time!)

Over the last year, Netflix made a huge splash in the original programming pool with high profile shows like 'House of Cards', 'Orange is the New Black', and a new season of the long cancelled but beloved comedy 'Arrested Development'.  But now they're acquiring their own films as well, and one of their first not only happens to be the best documentary of the year, but one of the best films I've seen this year of any type.

'The Short Game' introduces us to eight of the best 7 and 8 year old golfers in the world, as we follow them throughout the world championship tournament at Pinehurst, NC.  These kids aren't just absurdly talented at golf;  They also have uniquely precocious and endearing personalities.  As you watch them win, lose, and learn lessons of good sportsmanship, you can't help but love them all.  By the last hole you'll be biting your nails, standing up, and yelling at the TV.  Director Josh Greenbaum has created a golf documentary masterpiece and the crowd-pleaser of the year.  Watch it with your kids, your parents, your spouse, your boyfriend, your girlfriend, and anyone else you know who likes to smile and have fun.  It's a great choice to watch with your loved ones over the holidays.  (And no, I'm not getting any kickbacks for championing this movie.  I just love it!)

You can see 'The Short Game' right now at home on Netflix (for a measly $7.99 per month for streaming.)

Grade: A+

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