Tin Cup Movie Review Summary

Actors: Kevin Costner, Rene Russo, Don Johnson, Cheech Marin

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Tin Cup

Roy "Tin Cup" McAvoy (Costner) is a washed-up golf pro who lives in a Winnebago near the small West Texas town of Salome and runs a driving range. His nickname comes from the protection he wore when he was a catcher. One day an attractive shrink, Dr. Molly Griswold (Russo) shows up for golf lessons, and Roy is intrigued. Unfortunately, Molly is seeing his successful rival, fatuous David Simms (Johnson, in full jerk mode). Roy decides to take a last shot at qualifying for the US Open as a way of testing his value and winning Molly's heart. Cheech Marin has a delightful supporting role as a Mexican golf guru who agrees to be Tin Cup's caddy. Director and co-writer Ron Shelton did a similarly deft job with the earlier "Bull Durham"; this 1996 film concentrates less on its particular sport and is a bit lighter, a little more feel-good.
Click here to see the rest of this review

The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

Script Analysis of Tin Cup

Click on a plot link to find similar books!

Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of sports story:    -   golf Sports story?    -   Yes Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   athlete Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Texas Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

Movies with storylines, themes & endings like Tin Cup

Tin Cup Message Board (click here)
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
2 Ways to Search!

Our Chief Librarian