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Battle of the Sexes (2017)  link to Battle of the Sexes on IMDb  link to trailer on IMDb

Number: 1104

poster Battle of the Sexes

IMDb Rating:
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Country: UK, 121 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Comedy, Sport, Biography

Director(s): Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris

Storyline:

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms ...

Cast:

photo Emma Stone Emma Stone Billie Jean King
photo Steve Carell Steve Carell Bobby Riggs
photo Andrea Riseborough Andrea Riseborough Marilyn Barnett
photo Natalie Morales Natalie Morales Rosie Casals
photo Sarah Silverman Sarah Silverman Gladys Heldman

Medium: Bluray + DVD,

Comments: 20th Century Fox;UPC024543330370;;;

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 2.39:1