Duffers vs. Divas: The Golf Comedy
It’s slobs vs. snobs, divas vs. duffers, and Be Reel vs. the bygone bubble of American golf comedies. “Caddyshack” turns 40 this week, which gives us a great excuse to talk about this frozen-in-time genre: when class conflict could allegedly be solved with a 400-foot slapshot (“Happy Gilmore“) and any old folkloric f*ckup could tear through the US Open (“Tin Cup“). These sports comedies are long on charm, low on logic, and were all clearly made in a time before Tiger Woods. Let’s tee off.
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