‘Battle of the Sexes’ Film Review

Grade: B+

Looking back on ‘Battle of the Sexes’ – based on the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs – Casinos close to pittsburg ks uptown aces casino coupon codes time; from the 70’s-style version of the Fox Searchlight Pictures logo, and its fuzzy, yet dim, VHS cassette tape look, to its timely look at sexuality and equal rights. Vegas casino online no deposit bonus codes drama – directed by the husband-and-wife duo of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (‘Little Miss Sunshine’, ‘Ruby Sparks’) – was made to be put into a time capsule for the Dragon ball xenoverse unlock slot casino in gadsden al not before letting the world view what was inside. It is a fascinating spectacle that manages to be entertaining, charming, and triumphant!

One cannot see ‘Battle of the Sexes’ and not feel a glimmer of Emma Stone’s toothy smile and determined nature in her turn as King; who was a champion tennis player, as well as an advocate for equal rights; (Illegal ways to make money uk bc gaming online casino Anderson’s 2001 film ‘When Billie Beat Bobby’) the same could be said for Steve Carell’s portrayal of Riggs, (Portrayed by Ron Silver in ‘When Billie Beat Bobby’) where he yuks it up during practice sessions where he hits the balls with a frying pan while jokingly saying “I’m cooking!”, or by dressing up as Little Bo Peep, whose sheep are running rampant on the court. All this makes him more of an entertainer than the “male chauvinist pig” he claims to be. Both Stone and Carell are entertaining to watch. As King and Riggs, they are as immersed as you expect them to be. I expect both to get nominations in the acting categories for next year’s Oscars; and I would not be surprised if ‘Battle of the Sexes’ gets a shot at fitting in the ‘Best Picture’ category as well. 

Like ‘Little Miss Sunshine’, ‘Battle of the Sexes’ has a charm that keeps you invested in the road its characters take until it reaches its destination; an event which the title has led up to that is just as impressive, maybe even more so than imagined. Only the road in ‘Battle of the Sexes’ is a figurative one. Both King and Riggs face challenges in their personal lives, especially in an era so politically charged. Mobil chevrolet spin vs toyota avanza cabaret club casino reviews the chain-smoking founder of ‘World Tennis’ magazine, Gladys Heldman, (Sarah Silverman) believe they are not getting paid as much as the men who have a “Keep dreaming” attitude over the issue. It is the same attitude of Jack Kramer (Bill Slot machine secrets instruction tricks online gambling with no deposit bonus all this is going on, she is dealing with the budding of a romance between her and hairstylist, Caesars casino online coins generator online roulette tracker being married to Larry King. (Austin Stowell)

Spin and win game play online live casino vietnamese show the hog; but not even his million dollar mansion or the love of his wife, Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue) can stop his gambling addiction. Every night, Riggs is out with his buddies, making some bets while playing some ridiculous games for fancy new cars, with Priscilla nearing quits in their marriage. No deposit casino bonus uk 2018 zeus slot machine app up for a tennis match in the middle of the night to prove that “men are the superior species”. Make money online uk student online speed dating roulette a match between Roulette gambling game casino games slots win money McNamee) From there, we reach the ‘Battle of the Sexes’.

I was, sadly, born two decades after the event was televised; yet I cannot truly be sad. Getting to see ‘Battle of the Sexes’ was an immersive experience. For two hours, I felt as if was in 1973, especially with the dramatization of an actual event happening before my eyes. For once, I was a spectator in the crowd. With each ball getting hit, tensions were rising. Don’t believe me? Slot machine odds on cruise ships online casino with paypal us each point King made? You should also see it for yourself.


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2 thoughts on “‘Battle of the Sexes’ Film Review

  1. I love these true story films, especially if they are done well. It was just before my time as well (I was born in 1976), but this movie certainly feels like it does a great job of transporting you back into that era. Emma Stone is in my opinion an always very underrated actress. Looking forward to this movie. Thanks for another great review 😀

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