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Battle of the Sexes (2017) - Movie Details

Comedy Sports
121 min.
Release Date
September 22, 2017
DVD Release Date
January 2, 2018 (Buy on Amazon)
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Running Time
121 minutes
MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for some sexual content and partial nudity

The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the Battle of the Sexes and became the most watched televised sports event of all time. The match caught the zeitgeist and sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary... Full synopsis »

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Emma Stone and Steve Carell square off in Battle of the Sexes, a movie that opts more for volleys than an ace shot. Marketed as a bit of a comedy in which Carell plays the exuberant and chauvinistic Bobby Riggs and Stone as #1 Women’s Tennis Player in the World Billie Jean King, who reluctantly agrees to play him in an exhibition match, the movie turns out to be a mildly entertaining, somewhat disappointing drama that has its moments but never comes close to match point. Full movie review »

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