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Battle of the Sexes

Biography Drama


 

Based on real events in the early 1970's, Bobby Riggs, a retired tennis champion, offered a substantial cash reward to Billie Jean King if she could beat him in a match.

There is a joke that love means nothing to tennis players - that punchline doesn't hold true in this story. There are interesting threads about discovering, losing, and concealing love, with gender equality being the headline story. This is an uncomplicated retelling of a flamboyant episode in sports related history. The era is colourfully recreated, as are the entertaining characters, and makes for lively and funny viewing. Good racquet.

Anne Murphy

Wide Release 28th September 2017
Twentieth Century Fox 121 mins