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Old 01-10-17, 03:04 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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Re: Battle of the Sexes (2017, D: Dayton/Faris) S: Emma Stone, Steve Carell

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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Old 05-16-17, 09:35 PM   #7
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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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Re: Battle of the Sexes (2017, D: Dayton/Faris) S: Emma Stone, Steve Carell

This opens limited today. I don't see it playing anywhere near me until next week.

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This opens wide this week.
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Old 09-28-17, 09:16 AM   #10
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This opens wide this week.
In St. Louis, but it's opening in 4 theaters, two of them art houses. The film seems poorly publicized. I have not seen the trailer in a theater, and I go weekly. The TV ads are fleeting. I'm interested in the film if it plays to the facts, -I remember watching the actual match when it happened, -but I don't expect it to do well.

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^ There were tons of ads during ESPN coverage of the US Open a month ago. I think that was a smart use of their advertising budget.
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Old 09-29-17, 04:08 AM   #12
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This isn't a movie for the masses. I'm sold, though. But it won't be playing anywhere near me for a while, and when it eventually does, it will be on for one week and gone.
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In St. Louis, but it's opening in 4 theaters, two of them art houses. The film seems poorly publicized.
On the other side of the state, it's playing in 5 theaters but they're AMC, Cinemark, B&B and Alamo Drafthouse.
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Perfect movie for Moviepass
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Perfect movie for Moviepass
Yup, I christened my Movie Pass with this film. I quite liked it. Well acted. More exploration of Billy Jean King's budding sexuality than I was expecting. Carell is great in this -- not unlike his performance in Foxcatcher, he totally inhabits his character. The match itself was well done and looked pretty authentic.
Nothing amazing or Oscar worthy, but it was a well made entertaining film. And I would expect Carell to get a Comedy Actor Golden Globe nomination for this (even though I'm not exactly sure the movie is actually a comedy).
BTW : I totally didn't recognize Elizabeth Shue even though she doesn't look all that different; just haven't seen her in a while.
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BTW : I totally didn't recognize Elizabeth Shue even though she doesn't look all that different; just haven't seen her in a while.
Did they put makeup on her to make her look older or has she just aged a lot since the last time I saw her on screen?

She looked really old in this. I enjoyed the movie. The two leads were great.
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Re: Battle of the Sexes (2017, D: Dayton/Faris) S: Emma Stone, Steve Carell

Quality job putting you in the head space of both Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs. Carell needs to stick to serious roles, he is light years better in these types of films - Big Short, Foxcatcher, Battle of the Sexes.
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