Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes
  • 2017
  • US
  • 2h 1min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue
  • UK release: 24 November 2017

Based on the true story of the 1973 tennis match between unrepentant male chauvinist ex-no. 1 Bobby Riggs (Carell) and Wimbledon champion Billie Jean King (Stone). An irresistible story, with Carell finding the outrageous and the sad within Riggs, and Stone’s warm and forceful performance winning the film.

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Battle of the Sexes

12 Sep 20174 stars

TIFF 2017: Emma Stone shines in a crowdpleasing dramedy recreating the tennis match of a lifetime

Screen versions of gladiatorial sporting contests seem to be very much in vogue. With Borg Vs McEnroe also doing the festival rounds, Battle of the Sexes follows hot on its heels – recreating the celebrated tennis grudge match between Billie Jean King…

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