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Tin Cup (1996)

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Valentine's Day may put film fans in the mood for cinematic celebrations of the complexities inherent in relationships between men and women. With 1996's "Tin Cup," we get the story of a romantic relationship's ups and downs, and golf lessons as a bonus.

In "Tin Cup," Kevin Costner plays Roy McAvoy, known in golf circles as Tin Cup. He is a washed-up former pro-golfer who is now an instructor at a nondescript driving range. One day, Molly Griswold (played by Rene Russo), a psychologist whose endearing perfectionism provides much humor, comes for lessons. Roy is attracted to her, but she is in a relationship with David Simms (played by Don Johnson), his arrogant rival, whose golf career has been more stable than McAvoy's.

Chemistry between the couples in the film, as well as the actors' dexterity with physical humor, make it work. We see how opposites attract when Costner and Russo are unable to stifle their growing attraction. But the buddy chemistry between Costner and his golfing friend Cheech Marin is also a delight to watch. Don Johnson infuses David with just enough venom to make him a suitable nemesis for Roy.

"Tin Cup" has an excellent screenplay. We see that Roy is a great golfer, but his stubbornness undermines his success. Also, he initially lacks the maturity necessary to sustain the interest of a woman of Molly's stature.

"Tin Cup" is a good choice for fans of romantic comedies, as well as fans of golf films.

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