Film

Battle of the Sexes 12A

Fri 1 – Thu 14 Dec


Synopsis

★★★★ - The Guardian | "A winner in straight sets" - Mark Kermode

America 1973 and ex-tennis player, hustler and loud-mouth chauvinist Bobby Riggs (Carell) publicly decries female tennis and announces that even at the age of 55 he could beat any of the top women players. World Number One Billie Jean King (Stone) accepts the challenge.

Billed as “The Battle of the Sexes” the match sparks a media circus, but the publicity-seeking actions of Riggs threatens to turn the whole event into a joke. As each player struggles with their own battles off court, when they finally meet can Billie Jean secure a victory for women everywhere?

Based on the real-life match that was watched by over 90 million people worldwide, this terrifically enjoyable film from directors of Little Miss Sunshine sees career-best performances from Stone and Carell.

Dir: Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton

Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough

UK / USA 2017, 121mins

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