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Old 01-10-17, 02:04 PM   #1
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Battle of the Sexes (2017, D: Dayton/Faris) S: Emma Stone, Steve Carell



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The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris and written by Simon Beaufoy. The film stars Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, Austin Stowell, and Sarah Silverman.
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Wow. Both of them really look the part. Good casting choices. What will be really interesting to see is how they do in the tennis scenes. Most actors don't look at all convincing as competent tennis players. It's a sport that has rarely been staged in a good way.
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They can use face-replacement technology.

I remember watching the match. It was such a sideshow. I wonder if they'll cover much of his previous match against Margret Court.
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Casting alone has me sold.
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Re: Battle of the Sexes (2017, D: Dayton/Faris) S: Emma Stone, Steve Carell

Wasn't it always suspected that Riggs tanked the match because he was a big time gambler? I'm pretty sure he smoked Margaret Court so everyone thought he would smoke King, which made him throwing the match all more suspicious?

Someone correct me if my facts are off as I remember this from a documentary on this.
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This opens limited today. I don't see it playing anywhere near me until next week.

Currently 87% on RT: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/battle_of_the_sexes
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