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Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes is a movie starring Emma Stone, Steve Carell, and Andrea Riseborough. The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

Other Titles
Η μάχη των φύλων, Sugupoolte heitlus, 勝負反手拍, Ezeli Rekabet, Wojna płci, Tran Chien Gioi Tinh, La Bataille des sexes, A nemek harca, Borba polova, Lyčiu kova, Bãtãlia sexelor, The Battle of the Sexes, Krav ha'minim, La battaglia dei sessi, バトル・オブ・ザ・セクシーズ, A Guerra dos Sexos, La batalla de los sexos, Battle of the Sexes - Gegen jede Regel
Running Time
2 hours 1 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Biography, Drama, Comedy, Sport
Director
Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton
Writer
Simon Beaufoy
Actors
Steve Carell, Emma Stone, Sarah Silverman, Andrea Riseborough
Country
UK, USA
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

In 1970, Billie Jean King and Gladys Heldman confront Jack Kramer, who has organized a tennis tournament where the top prize for women is one-eighth of the men's prize, despite equal ticket sales. King and Heldman threaten to start their own tour but Kramer won't alter the terms, citing the inferiority of women's tennis. When Billie Jean, Julie Heldman, Valerie Ziegenfuss, Judy Dalton, Kristy Pigeon, Peaches Bartkowicz, Kerry Melville Reid, Nancy Richey, and Rosie Casals sign on as the "Original 9" players of what becomes the Virginia Slims Circuit, Kramer bans them from tournaments organized by the US Lawn Tennis Association..

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Edward J.

Well, my wife and I just finished watching "Sexy Beast," and we were not too impressed. We liked it much better the second time around, but we would not recommend this for your family to watch, because it is far more depressing than the first time. There were several scenes in this movie that we didn't like, mainly the sex scenes. Not only did it get boring very quickly, but we couldn't wait for it to end. Even the nice scenes that we thought would be moving were very boring and unappealing. My favorite part was when John Lennon's body was found, and it was very depressing. Other than that, there are a few great scenes that I liked, but I don't want to say more. I will leave you with the scene that I thought was best, which was when the two girls were having sex and it was moving pretty well, but then it stopped. It was very disappointing, because we thought that it would have been a good way to end the movie. Overall, I was very disappointed with this movie, and it was even more disappointing the second time around. The second time around I thought that it would be a good ending to the story, but it was not, so I will not recommend this to anyone.

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Wayne Butler

I was more than a little surprised to see the ratings on IMDb as low as they are for this film. I have always been a fan of Clint Eastwood's and have enjoyed his films. This film is well done and has some of the best dialogue I have ever heard. Clint Eastwood has a way of getting me into the film. The story is about a struggling tennis player named David Ehrlich (Eastwood) who struggles to make ends meet and a woman named Judy Davis (Jessica Lange) who is dating the man she is going to marry. Both have things they want to do with their lives but have to think about what it is that they are doing. Eastwood and Lange are amazing together and really do a great job of coming together in the film. The film was a great experience and the one thing I think most people would enjoy is the dialogue. I think the film would have been amazing without it.

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Mark L.

I think that this movie is more of a sports movie than a sports movie. I've been told that the plot is fairly predictable. I agree. That said, I think the acting in this film is very good. Bill Murray gives an exceptional performance as the newly divorced tennis coach and his family. Catherine Zeta-Jones is good as Murray's wife, though I'm not sure what her role was supposed to be. Paul Giamatti and Ann Dowd are excellent as Murray's brother and sister. The film also has some good humor. Bill Murray gives a very good performance, but I don't think this is really his best role. That award goes to Paul Giamatti. I think this movie is a winner. I would rate it a 9. I was surprised that it won the Oscars, but I am happy to say that it is not a bad movie. I think that this film is the best film of the year. I give it an 8/10.

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Austin Carpenter

If there was ever an ideal movie for a woman to watch with her husband, then I think this one would be it. This movie is a labor of love by screenwriter Jane Goldman and the incomparable Helen Hunt who played boxer Jean-Pierre Marielle. The movie takes the time to tell the story of two women's lives. I do believe that we should all have some sort of love triangle in our lives. My love is for my daughter, but I am also for my husband. But I'm not sure if I'm really in love with him. The acting in this movie is brilliant, especially Helen Hunt, who was so inspiring as Jean-Pierre Marielle. This movie was definitely the one that my wife and I went to watch together as we were both able to relate to the characters and at the same time they were like a real family and the whole movie was really inspirational. I highly recommend this movie to anyone that wants to see a different side of life, to feel the pain of losing someone, or to have a great story to watch together.

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Megan C.

This is a well-crafted film with a lot of heart. It is also, in many ways, a satire. There is a subtle but unmistakable link between the text of the book and the film's presentation. For the first time ever, I had to suspend disbelief, and actually feel sorry for the main character (we never really see him as a person, but we hear him). This is true of every single character in the movie. It is more than the simple enjoyment of a good story. I am only a bit skeptical of the 10-star rating. I wonder if there was some sort of marketing ploy by the filmmakers, perhaps to counteract the critics' disdain for the film. It is difficult to follow the movie if you've never read the book. The book is so beautifully written that it's almost impossible to follow. The film is as much a visual delight as it is a story. I'm not sure if it is because of the story, but the film really has a feeling of presence. Perhaps the critics are missing the point. What makes this a good film is the relationship between the two leads. I didn't feel they were in a rush to get married, but they had a genuine connection that made the movie as much about them as the story.

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Paul

It is one of the most amazing cinematic films I have ever seen. Every actor in it was perfectly cast. Brad Pitt is a perfect lead and Angelina Jolie is just as great as she was in "Shine". Of course, Bill Murray was really good. He seems to be so at ease with this role and really fit the part of "Al Capone" very well. He gave a very impressive performance that can go down in history as one of the greatest ever. It is a sad moment when we see him back in his old age. I have always loved him. That's why I like the film so much. As always, "The Blind Side" is amazing. I don't even think about "The Blind Side" as a film anymore. It is such a great film. This film is great. Just don't forget about the great actors. 8/10

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Barbara Austin

I enjoyed this movie very much, especially the 'love is the most important thing' lines. This is about as accurate as 'The Love Guru'. I recommend this movie to anyone who wants to see a realistic look at the issue of female domination in sports. This movie portrays the story of Jackie Robinson, and the Yankees, from their first game against the Brooklyn Dodgers, to their winning the World Series. The movie shows the various opinions about the situation, including the 'laws' of baseball, the attitudes of the players, and the supporters of the team. It is also worth noting that the Yankees were not a very popular team in New York City at the time of this movie's release. It is a must see for sports fans.

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Mildred Stevens

I thought it was a great movie. I liked the story, I liked the acting, I liked the music. I also liked the story that the movie was based on. It is really the story of the 1980's, the times of the nineties, the sex wars, the world of athletes. You can see the world from the point of view of a little girl from rural Kentucky. The world of men who were not so good at sports, and men who were going to make it into the best college. You could see all of these things from a girl's perspective. I also thought it was a great movie for women, especially for those who have had the experiences that our character had. It is a good movie that I will recommend to everyone I know.

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Marilyn G.

I really like this film. Although it is funny in parts, it has some really touching moments, which I felt were genuine and true. Also the story is pretty interesting, and not what you expect when you start watching the film. I think the plot was good and was filled with many twists and turns, which I loved. Overall, it was a good movie, and definitely worth watching.

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Eric J.

I liked this film a lot. I don't like the movies that seem to be making lots of money off of someones suffering, even if that suffering is through humiliation and pain. In this case, the suffering of one woman was portrayed by a great performance by Rosanna Arquette. The cinematography is excellent, and the plot is very entertaining. I just wish that this film had been more widely released. Maybe it would have made a good way to get some people to view the real thing. I don't know, but it's worth watching. I give it 8/10.

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Amber

I watched this movie on Netflix. This movie has a lot of heart and heart-wrenching scenes. It's a heart-wrenching movie that also has heartwarming scenes and a lot of emotion. This movie is about sex. It's about the dynamics of sex and love and life. It's about the human condition and how people can be complex and difficult, yet good-hearted, and yet complex and difficult. The human condition is how we deal with our own complexity and how we deal with our own complexity. This movie was very interesting and it did a very good job at showing the complexities of love and sex. The movie was very entertaining and it has a lot of good acting. This movie is very sentimental and it is very touching. I recommend this movie to people who like a good romantic comedy.

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Lori A.

I saw the preview of this movie and was pretty disappointed. I think the story had great potential but I think they took it way too serious and it really wasn't funny. I think this movie was better suited for a family comedy. I think I saw this movie on ABC Family so I wasn't expecting a great movie. The previews were amazing and I'm sure it was a hit with the kids but it wasn't that great for me. I was hoping for a good movie but I'm not sure what I should say because I think the movie just wasn't that good. I think this movie could've been better but it was okay. If you are a fan of the great Jackie Brown then this movie will not disappoint you.

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Samuel

I read the book several years ago. The movie is based on the book. The movie is more accurate than the book. This movie was based on the book and the book is based on the movie. If you haven't read the book, you can go back and read it before you see the movie. If you have read the book, you can go to the movie to see how accurate it was. Overall, I think the movie was a very good movie. I did not read the book so I didn't really know what was going to happen in the movie. I like the book so I liked it. I think people who don't know about the book will like the movie because the movie was based on the book. There was nothing in the movie that was not based on the book. I give this movie a C+.

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Andrea H.

Ok. I just wanted to comment on the movie itself. I've always thought that the true drama of the "Game of Thrones" is its title, which is basically a "Boys from a Boys' School" tale. The main characters of the movie are all of the same age, have a similar history, and play a similar game. This is all a bit reminiscent of the "Big Game" (1956), where two teams (North and South) had a great rivalry. The North beat the South 2-1 in the end. It is too bad that the other main characters are the same age as the boys playing the game. (In the film, the movie is also about the boys who play in the boys' school) But as long as you keep in mind that it is a boys' school, it is probably a good movie.

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Kevin

This movie was definitely worth the $4.99. The story is pretty good, and the dialog is a bit dry, but the performances were great, the soundtrack was also good, and the actors were all good. I was surprised to find that everyone knew their lines, and the movie is made with the same feel, the atmosphere is definitely very clear and consistent. You can tell that the filmmakers did a good job in picking the actors for the roles, and they are very believable, and the plot is a bit slow, but it does not drag. The ending is very emotional, and there is a feeling of closure, which is very good. The ending is also very predictable, but I think that is what makes this movie more satisfying, the beginning is a little confusing, but it makes sense later on, and you get a clear picture of what is happening in the story. The only thing that disappointed me was the fact that the girls were not like the ones in the movie, they did not look or act like the real ones, they were very thin and all of a sudden they were the perfect body, which does not make any sense at all. Overall, I really liked this movie, it was definitely worth the $4.99.

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Emily

This film is based on the famous tennis match of 1954, where both the Soviet and American federations battled for the hearts and minds of millions of Americans and Soviet Union. The characters in the film are rather fictionalized (only the Soviet Union's ambassador and the American commissioner are real) but the film does have a definite plot and is just entertaining enough to make you care about the two athletes. For those who don't know much about the tennis match, this film is quite entertaining. I think it would be best if you see the movie once, so you can get a feel for the characters. The acting is good, though not great, and the story is interesting and worth watching. Overall, it's a good movie that is worth seeing.

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Wayne M.

Having always been a fan of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue of the Swimsuit edition, I was excited when I learned that the studio was bringing back this awesome feature film. After hearing of this project for a few months, I was anxious to see it. I was very pleasantly surprised, but at the same time, still had a feeling that it wasn't going to be as good as it could have been. I was wrong. The film is definitely very well done, and has a lot of great performances. After watching the film, it made me think that this is not a movie that can be considered a classic, but still remains very very well made. The direction is amazing, and the cinematography is top notch. The music is incredible and I loved it. I think that this movie is definitely one of the best sports films I've seen, and I definitely recommend it.

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Brandon Curtis

Well.I thought it was interesting to watch a documentary on the relationship between boxer Muhammad Ali and his wife, you see that Ali is "attached" to his wife, and I liked how she is used in the documentary. I think that it was very important for this to be put in an "documentary" because of the importance of Ali and his wife. The film did a good job of showing the difficulties of Ali's relationship with his wife, and the complications that were put in Ali's life. I think that this is a good film and I recommend that everyone watch it.

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Crystal

As a baseball fan I was really looking forward to this movie but I found it to be a little boring and confusing at times. The film starts off well with a lot of baseball in the background but after about 40 minutes the baseball never stops. The acting is solid throughout the whole film. One thing that makes this film seem a little disjointed is the fact that the players seem to have no real background story. I didn't feel like I knew the character that well but that didn't affect the movie. The camera work is great and I thought the director did a great job of making the story flow smoothly. The main reason why this film would appeal to baseball fans is the baseball. The movie does a good job of showing the modern technology used in baseball today and the ball hitting the bat as a more serious aspect than the other modern day sports. Overall I thought this was a solid film but it didn't make the grade for me. 8/10

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Shirley W.

This movie was probably the best of the summer films, based on the critics' scores. The script was smart and well done, the characters interesting and well-developed, and the ending was surprising and unexpected. There were some dramatic moments, but mostly it was an enjoyable film. I enjoyed the performances of the two leads, Julianne Hough and Maggie Gyllenhaal, but the rest of the cast did a great job as well. The music was good and the cinematography was really well done. The script was smart, the plot was interesting, and the message was powerful. Overall, I liked it, and I hope that this movie will be one of the summer hits. It is definitely better than "Gladiator," which was disappointing. But I think "Gladiator" was a perfect summer film, even if it was disappointing. The movie is great, but the critics aren't. "Gladiator" was a good movie, and "Sexy Beast" was a good movie, even though it was disappointing. I recommend this movie. 8/10.