Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes

By Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release Date: 2017-09-28
  • Advisory Rating: 12
  • Runtime: 2h 2min
  • Director: Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton
  • Production Company: Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America, United Kingdom
  • iTunes Price: GBP 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: GBP 4.49
6.9/10
6.9
From 722 Ratings

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

  • Good film

    4
    By john@catpr
    Really enjoyed this and well worth a watch
  • Must watch!

    5
    By EmilyMontgomery17
    Hard to be believe this film has only just been made! Very interesting and emotionally engaging to see the main character go through the challenges of being a women, figuring out her sexuality and handling the difficulties that come along with fame. Very powerful film, Emma Stone is outstanding. Steve Carell also plays his character well, as he both likeable and unbearable simultaneously.

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