Sep 16th, 2021
The 1973 man vs. woman tennis match that was the Battle Of The Sexes represented an important event in history, but this Dayton/Faris biopic greatly disappointed one of us. That "one" is Chris and he didn't appreciate the murky route the filmmakers took to tell this story, nor was he sure who to root for. We agree that Emma Stone & Steve Carell did the best they can with inconsistently drawn characters. We also spent time hashing out tennis then vs. tennis now and carefully sifting through the role of gender in sports.
So whether you're a showboat has-been like Bobby Riggs or a serious (and seriously underpaid) young superstar like Billie Jean King, you'd be well-served to hear us yap about this mediocre movie.
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