Battle of the Sexes

The story of the rivalry between the 55-year-old champion of Wimbledon, Bobby Riggs and 29-year-old tennis player Billie Jean king. Legendary match, held in 1973, gathered near the screens more than 50 million Americans and proved that professional athletes are able to compete on an equal footing with male counterparts.

  • Jonathan Dayton
  • Valerie Faris

Release Date: 2017-09-29
IMDb icon 6.7/10
  • Country: GB, US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 2h:01m
Perrine Spiegleman
06 January 2019 | 12:38

Don't know, is it a coincidence, but the premiere of the film "battle of the sexes" based on the really occurring events, prepared right in the eve of US President's choice, where, how you know, clashed Donald trump and Hillary Clinton. On first sight is no relation between tennis demonstration match held in 1973, and a political struggle between two candidates, but it's that on the match clashed with each other for the first time in the history of man and woman. A man was accused of the sexism and it is very caustic and poisonous even spoke of the value of women's tennis, in principle, the the bringing under one brand for all women. But here is the participant of the contest at this time, defended women's rights in sports, becoming still something more about the personification of the struggle for equality. Nothing like? Almost the current social and political realities in USA, huh?

But if you step back from the political context, which is unknown in General whether there was, then the movie "battle of the sexes" in advance was pretty interesting project. The thing that really 1973 and has been a tennis match between the former champion of Wimbledon, the most prestigious tournament in world of tennis, Bobby Riggs and the then prima ballerina in the women's competition Billie Jean king. It was a real event in the world of sports and the match was watched by various estimates from 40 to 80 million viewers. And the incident was named as time is "battle of the sexes". Americans how you know, I love movies of sports inside laid a real drama, the victory the last few seconds, then the team is an outsider takes the coveted Cup, so that "battle of the sexes" sooner or later had to be filmed. Of even greater interest in the film has added a Duo of Directors, consisting of a married couple Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (funny, when a film about the confrontation between male and female spouses put, it just adds "flavor" to the film). And that the role of Billie Jean king played the highest paid actress on today Emma stone only increased the hype around the "battle of the sexes".

On the basis of all the nuances in creating a picture of you ahead of time to prove that the painting was prepared under the most prestigious film awards. The nomination really was, in including the "Golden globe" (Emma stone were among the contenders in the category "Best female role"), but in fact expectations film and large not met. Although it has undoubted advantages and say about it now. For example, it was nice to see the picture: the filmmakers managed to recreate the spirit of the epoch of the 70-ies of the last century; especially drew on himself the attention of the hairstyle, though suits including sports uniforms, yeah and the sporting shells had a full attitude to the 70-m should also the excellent work of the operator of Linus Sandgren, with which Emma stone worked in the film "La La land" and both won the "Oscars". Sandgren has created a clean and light frames, making the same looks the film itself that creates a good mood. Nice was created and plot the clash of men and women, and the match itself resembled the actual events, even the commentators looked I heard very plausible. But is negative moment in the demonstration of the culmination of the match, but more about this below, where will have cons "battle of the sexes".

Times and two he revised the endings of such films as "rocky" and"Cinderella man", when in the end I wanted to jump on along with all of the audience hall, and run to honor the Champions, shaking them on hand. It really brilliant scenes ever recorded in the annals of sports dramas. Something such as much wished and while watching the "Battle of the sexes", but this is not have happened as it is too ordinary, he ended it was an emotional extravaganza, only a dry statement of fact and even the dazzling smile Emma stone saved the situation. By the way, about Emma stone. This the actress is my favorite from times "excellent student of easy virtue", when few people could assume it will be one of the best Actresses of our time. The role of Billie Jean king promised her another triumph, but despite that Emma stone was surprisingly similar in appearance to the prototype still, the actress knows better. According to apparently the stone was a few concise narrative framework, where squeezed her lesbian tendencies (I think the sports component is much more important than sexual preferences, but going to current realities in social life, then that was not could do). Steve Carell, embodied the image of Bobby Riggs vengeance had fun copying sexist attacks his real character, but not was a clown. In something this man was not even sorry, so that the nomination for a Golden globe for the Carell "Best male role" is also quite justified. And more like Andrea Riseboro, Alan cumming, Sarah Silverman and Elisabeth Shue, but there's better for You on them to see.

Personally, my opinion is that marriage and the directing tandem of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris much better feel when shooting your own independent film, as it was cases "Little miss sunshine" and"ruby sparks", and when they were in the compressed frame and you had to follow a pre-prepared plot plan. To the same not surprised that all over they were pressed down by understanding that "battle of the sexes" is a favorite film competitions, Yes still have to please all the fighters for equality tolerance... In General, the "battle of the sexes" was a very time consuming project and not everything went smoothly, flaws can be found in almost each setting and that have not exactly something what was expected by the filmmakers.

6 from 10

Virginie Bronny
25 December 2017 | 06:37

Perhaps not be an exaggeration, the statement about that held a tennis match in 1973 between the well-known tennis players Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean king was a truly historic event. Not only a loyal fan of "big tennis", which I remember it one of the best matches in the history of the sport, but for many women, feminists and LGBT movement. "A brief" of all this reproduction of a duration of two hours and is this the film Directors of Jonathan Layton and Valerie Faris.

The filmmakers pick up on the screen is very relevant in our time, gender equality. Allowing you to see how things with it now for example, the historic tennis match, take a look deep in the past one of the first steps of the struggle for the attainment of equal rights between women and men. At this does not against the blind agitation with a loud pretentious words and foam mouth. Allowing most adequately to have a look at this topic screen.

Main the advantage of this tape is that setting a goal to tell about the above historical tennis match, really the creators of the film talking about the far more a lot. Moreover, revealing the main characters do not only symbols of his era, which they are steel the background of this match, but and ordinary people of the flesh blood — loving, making mistakes, overstepping itself, and just living. Allowing a much more deeper and put together the subtleties of the characters of both the characters. Paying important attention to the problems with gambling relations with family of Bobby Riggs, and experiments with sexual orientation and the Titanic pressure from the responsibility fell on the shoulders of Billie Jean king. Especially good reflecting is exactly the last frame of the tape. When Billy Jean king just runs away from attention to a few moments that would just cry. After all, what would powerful nor was it never had ceased to be vulnerable and normal.

Same as the center of all history is male and female, setting this equal tape laid on the shoulders Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, who worked together on the screen just fine. Created on the screen is very deep, hard shot and a really good picture with a very smooth story and a decent Director. In equally revealing picture as a kind of semblance of Comedy and drama. What most importantly — just fine recreating on the atmosphere of the 70s and excellent "stylized" picture of introductory logo Studio under the 70s. If this film was shot just then. Separately presenting the most realistic and worthy production of the tennis matches that I as a professional tennis player in the past fan of the sport very much. It is a pity that them in the picture was not so much as expected.

Can not to please the wonderful acting Duo Emma stone and Steve Carell, who teamed up again after the Comedy "This stupid love". Not to say that the actors played best roles in their careers. However, each of them shows a complete immersion in the image and great game on the level of natural behaviour. Particularly stone, which is stronger and growing stronger in my eyes as a dramatic actress. Loved the Sarah Silverman and Alan cumming, who managed to create a bright, charismatic and interesting images. Encouraged by the presence in the painting of artists such as Andrea Riseboro, bill Pullman and Elizabeth Shue. It is a pity only that all three managed to get over the frame is absolutely cardboard characters with"huge suitcases cliché for back."

7 out of 10

Battle of the sexes — is a great example of a really good biopic on the screen. Equally well as revealing a serious drama, so and staying drunk Comedy. Presenting to the audience the reproduction of one of the most historic tennis matches in the history of the sport and wonderful game Duo stone-karell, who think no one indifferent.

Enrica Nalda
30 December 2017 | 10:04


He's already long gone from big sports, but is full of energy and imagination as ever. She just won the title of the first racket of the world and is the peak of his career. He says the call. Have it is not have a choice. For it is a huge gamble, and risk it is that pride. She takes your lot, because otherwise, no women in tennis not to be taken seriously. We are waiting for the match of the century? Of course not. Massive, spectacular, dramatic show, which outside depending interchanges, will make a lasting impression on the audience? Obviously, so all will. Battle of the sexes does not loses its absurdity, which the radical opposition of feminists and hypocrites turns almost in a Comedy. Match whose napravlena the seriousness borders on a blatant farce. Millions have screens collected sports or politics? Although they obviously have a lot in common.

Steve Carell with gray sideburns calmly crushes opponents in while on the court he runs a flock of sheep. Emma stone is almost unrecognizable in new ' do, explores his sexuality, almost forgetting that her heart already forever belongs to tennis. They are absolutely charming with his good-natured that makes the rivalry between them even more stilted. Among them it is impossible to choose a favorite. Don't love the original humor and ease where he finds common language with children. Just as and resist her smile and considerable courage which helps her to defend women's rights. Their conflict deliberately softened. Their conflict if no. In one of the few monologues, which that consists of a couple of suggestions, Billie Jean king says to the journalist that doesn't see women as better than men. Only equal. Not only pawns of the Patriarchy with pre-programmed roles of worker and wife. So far, only that.

Quite reasonable afraid to disturb the delicate balance between the sexes and make the film finally feminist, male characters are shown deliberately idealized. This fear to infringe on someone's dignity in the obvious propaganda films, where the slogans we hear a quiet echo in the lament of the heroine makes the film his own way touching. For this can be forgiven, and the banality and predictability, and all that could find if wanted to look. However, don't want. What if you can enjoy a beautiful picture, nice music, sustained pace developing story?! Parvis at least one string on a tennis racket and a game not to save. It so here is not quite a virtuoso, but sometimes the ball goes directly into the white line. Then the heart-stopping, and battle of the sexes already do not think such nonsense. Maybe it really the battle of the century?

No, this is a battle of one century.

How long is Battle of the Sexes?
Who is the director of the movie Battle of the Sexes?
This tv-show was directed by Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris.
What is the genre of Battle of the Sexes?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Comedy, Drama, History, Biography, Best History Movies 2017.
Who starred in Battle of the Sexes?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Natalie Morales, Sarah Silverman.
What is Battle of the Sexes IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 6.7.
When was Battle of the Sexes released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2017-09-29.