Battle of the Sexes – 2017

Billie Jean King was one of the greatest tennis players of all time, and she proved it in one of the most famous matches in tennis history. Here she is portrayed by Emma Stone who plays her as a tumultuous player and conflicted woman coming to the realization of her sexuality and failing marriage. On the flip side is Bobby Riggs (Steve Carrell) who maintains his public chauvinism while dealing with a gambling addiction that he has no intention of kicking. The film highlights the skill of both players and makes it clear from the beginning that the message of male superiority is inaccurate and outdated, and that talent should always win out. Both Stone and Carrell plays their roles perfectly with their talent leading the way in this film that takes a few liberties with history, while keeping its message intact.

Historical movies can go really right or really wrong and this one does a great job.

Highly entertaining and fun to watch, I give this one…

4 out of 5


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