Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

By Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 2017-09-22
  • Advisory Rating: PG-13
  • Runtime: 2h 2min
  • Director: Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton
  • Actors:
  • Awards:
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 5.99
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Description

The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became the most watched televised sports event of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. 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 a supportive husband urging her to fight the Establishment for equal pay, the fiercely 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. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis courts and animated the discussions between men and women in bedrooms and boardrooms around the world.

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Reviews

  • "As a family member I find this movie very well produced and surprisingly accurate!"

    5
    By ah2bahn
    I married Bobby's daughter my high school sweetheart Dolly Riggs in the early 70's and became friends with Bobby in 1971 well before the conception of the match; over the years I traveled to Wimbledon with him and watched him play in the seniors singles and doubles in 1973 as were were sitting 2 rows below the Queen. We did a lot of world traveling together and became so close we were like father and son. I was very surprised and please by the accuracy when watching it with my daughter Sara and grandchildren. The early 70's was a revolutionary time and I truely believe this match bolstered the Women's lib and equality movement greatly by the male chauvinist pig challenge ( in truth Bobby Riggs was not a chauvinist ) but as the showman he was he new this would start the fire burning and it couldn't have happened at a better time in history! Really enjoyable and worth watching1. Paul Marks of Leucadia, Ca
  • Expected more

    1
    By vlcmstn
    Even fantastic actors struggled to unfold the directors vision, making this film awkward and boring.
  • I felt misled

    1
    By Darebear197
    I felt misled
  • Boring

    1
    By TobyMac101
    Extremely drawn out and boring. The movie had very slow scenes that were very uncomfortable and awkward. I thought this would be a comedy, but didn’t laugh once.
  • Garbage filmmaking

    1
    By Altavelocidad
    You get up and turn it off way before it ends
  • Solid Movie

    4
    By 1Gossard
    Great acting and an important event in equal rights history. Nothing wrong with this movie. No explosions or 900 people dying.
  • Fantastic!

    5
    By Pdxdaddy
    A portrait of how far we’ve come. A reminder that we need to bring some BJK to the wage gap that still exists. This film left me feeling refreshed and inspired.
  • Not a comedy.

    3
    By LACI-ASHTYN
    Sure, it had it's funny moments, but certainly not a comedy. It is a good bio-pic of a story most people know, but the "background" story was what made it so interesting. Emma Stone is great in whatever she is in! Not sure I would have liked it as much if it were any other actress...
  • Camila Cabello

    5
    By Cash28383773
    Anyone reading this please check out “Camila” the Album. She is extremely talented who work her butt off for this album. She is the one who sings “Havana”. The Album is up for preorder now, album is set to be release January 12,2018.
  • Terrible.

    1
    By Facts Please!
    Nothing like the trailer. Stay away. Boring and unfunny.

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