Battle Of The Sexes



Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Bill Pullman, Elisabeth Shue, Chris Parnell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming, Martha MacIsaac, Natalie Morales, Eric Christian Olsen, Jessica McNamee, Austin Stowell, Wallace Langham

Director: Valerie Faris,Jonathan Dayton

Running Time: 121 minutes

Certificate: 12A - infrequent moderate sex

Country: USA

Format: 2D

"Faris and Dayton are interested in how the players got there, not in the game itself, and their emphasis on the whole environment of the match creates a far richer and chewier film than the usual triumphant sports drama."
-Helen O’Hara, Daily Telegraph

"Finally, a tennis movie that works. After the disappointing Borg vs McEnroe, we get another high-profile tennis film about a clash of personalities, only this one is defined by thrills, heartache, politics and passion."
-Kevin Maher, Times

"Carell’s cartoonish antics are funny enough, but the two women are the tale’s real champions."
-Anna Smith, Time Out

The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past.


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