Swing AwayHD SDH
Michael Achilles Nickles
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About the Movie
Following a meltdown that leads to a suspension, professional golfer Zoe Papadopoulos travels to her grandparents' village in Greece to escape the harsh spotlight of the international sports world. Between baking bread and eating baklava, she meets and mentors a ten-year-old girl who is determined - against all odds - to become the next golf sensation. Along the way, Zoe rediscovers her Greek heritage, her love of the game, and the hidden strength within herself as she inspires the townspeople in an epic showdown against a greedy American developer who has designs not only on the local course but the village as well.
A Sweet Story
Swing Away takes place on a picturesque Greek Island where everyone is happy and fluent in English, practically no one works, there's awesome cell service, and plenty of time for lingering meals in couryards and cafes. Is it realistic? Probably not, but it's really no dumber than the countless romcoms about struggling actors, eeking by, and living in massive SOHO lofts.
Just don't think too much and enjoy the story. There's a beautiful Greek-American golfer looking for redemption, a plucky local girl, her hunky (conveniently available) father, a mean rich guy intent on destroying the town, and some "central casting" locals rallying to save it. You can pretty much predict the storyline, but it's still an fun ride. Pour a glass of wine and enjoy it.