Battle of the Sexes
- 2hr 1m
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It wasn't what I was expecting but I was pleasantly surprised. Lots of Oscar worthy performances, especially by Emma Stone and Steve Carrell.
While telling an important story, and a relatable one in this current climate, Battle of the Sexes succeeds in delivering what was advertised but struggles to balance its two themes and story arcs they’re trying to show.
An extremely good-natured, upbeat recounting of the infamous Bobby Riggs-Billie Jean King “man vs. woman” match of 1973.
Served up with star turns from Emma Stone and Steve Carell, Battle Of The Sexes slams a crowdpleaser across the net.
Just about everything about this film is winning and gratifying.
Movie Info & Cast
- Emma Stone
- Steve Carell
- Andrea Riseborough
- Elisabeth Shue
- Chris Parnell
- Bill Pullman
- Sarah Silverman
Did You Know?
- Emma Stone was initially cast as Billie Jean King, but scheduling issues forced her to pass on the role. Brie Larson was ultimately tapped to replace Stone. After a few months, Larson dropped out. After Stone's schedule was cleared, she was able to take back the role.
- While Bobby Riggs is watching television in the Rolls-Royce, he passes channels showing Mary Tyler Moore (1970) and Kojak (1973). Both shows were on CBS, but on different days, and neither was in syndication in 1973.
- Bobby Riggs: I'm the ladies number one. I'm the champ. Why would I lose?
- Billie Jean King: Because dinosaurs can't play tennis.