Battle Of The Sexes

  •   Hawkhurst
  •   Rye
  •   Bermondsey

Hawkhurst

Battle Of The Sexes (12A) 121mins

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's World number 1 Billie Jean King and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs 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 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. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today.

Starring Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Bill Pullman, Elisabeth Shue, Chris Parnell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming, Martha MacIsaac, Natalie Morales, Eric Christian Olsen, Jessica McNamee, Austin Stowell and Wallace Langham.

 

'Finally, a tennis movie that works. After the disappointing Borg vs McEnroe, we get another high-profile tennis film about a clash of personalities, only this one is defined by thrills, heartache, politics and passion'  The Times

'Faris and Dayton are interested in how the players got there, not in the game itself, and their emphasis on the whole environment of the match creates a far richer and chewier film than the usual triumphant sports drama'  Daily Telegraph

'Watching male chauvinism get a drubbing will never not be good cinematic sport, and Battle of the Sexes gives us ringside seats'  Daily Telegraph

'In a performance tinged with comedy and pathos, Carrell captures Riggs's sleaziness, his chutzpah and his childlike quality'  The Independent

'Carell, terrific and a little horrific, gets him exactly'  Financial Times

'Stone and Carell ace it in this smart biopic, stylishly recreating the champ-vs-clown clash of the tennis titans that electrified '70s America'  Total Film

'The movie unfolds a bit like a really good baseline rally: a blow for the men, a counter-blow for the women'  Daily Mail

‘Stone is terrific as King... Carell shows how good he is as a straight dramatic actor’  Daily Mail

'blissfully entertaining'  Empire

'fantastically funny, fresh and moving'  Red

‘excellent’  Daily Mail

‘a seductively enjoyable, smart and well-acted film’  The Guardian

‘a tennis movie that hits an ace’  The Times

 

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Rye

Battle Of The Sexes (12A) 121mins

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's World number 1 Billie Jean King and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs 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 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. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today.

Starring Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Bill Pullman, Elisabeth Shue, Chris Parnell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming, Martha MacIsaac, Natalie Morales, Eric Christian Olsen, Jessica McNamee, Austin Stowell and Wallace Langham.

 

'Finally, a tennis movie that works. After the disappointing Borg vs McEnroe, we get another high-profile tennis film about a clash of personalities, only this one is defined by thrills, heartache, politics and passion'  The Times

'Faris and Dayton are interested in how the players got there, not in the game itself, and their emphasis on the whole environment of the match creates a far richer and chewier film than the usual triumphant sports drama'  Daily Telegraph

'Watching male chauvinism get a drubbing will never not be good cinematic sport, and Battle of the Sexes gives us ringside seats'  Daily Telegraph

'In a performance tinged with comedy and pathos, Carrell captures Riggs's sleaziness, his chutzpah and his childlike quality'  The Independent

'Carell, terrific and a little horrific, gets him exactly'  Financial Times

'Stone and Carell ace it in this smart biopic, stylishly recreating the champ-vs-clown clash of the tennis titans that electrified '70s America'  Total Film

'The movie unfolds a bit like a really good baseline rally: a blow for the men, a counter-blow for the women'  Daily Mail

‘Stone is terrific as King... Carell shows how good he is as a straight dramatic actor’  Daily Mail

'blissfully entertaining'  Empire

'fantastically funny, fresh and moving'  Red

‘excellent’  Daily Mail

‘a seductively enjoyable, smart and well-acted film’  The Guardian

‘a tennis movie that hits an ace’  The Times

 

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE


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Bermondsey

Battle Of The Sexes (12A) 121mins

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's World number 1 Billie Jean King and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs 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 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. Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms and boardrooms that continue to reverberate today.

Starring Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Bill Pullman, Elisabeth Shue, Chris Parnell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Alan Cumming, Martha MacIsaac, Natalie Morales, Eric Christian Olsen, Jessica McNamee, Austin Stowell and Wallace Langham.

 

'Finally, a tennis movie that works. After the disappointing Borg vs McEnroe, we get another high-profile tennis film about a clash of personalities, only this one is defined by thrills, heartache, politics and passion'  The Times

'Faris and Dayton are interested in how the players got there, not in the game itself, and their emphasis on the whole environment of the match creates a far richer and chewier film than the usual triumphant sports drama'  Daily Telegraph

'Watching male chauvinism get a drubbing will never not be good cinematic sport, and Battle of the Sexes gives us ringside seats'  Daily Telegraph

'In a performance tinged with comedy and pathos, Carrell captures Riggs's sleaziness, his chutzpah and his childlike quality'  The Independent

'Carell, terrific and a little horrific, gets him exactly'  Financial Times

'Stone and Carell ace it in this smart biopic, stylishly recreating the champ-vs-clown clash of the tennis titans that electrified '70s America'  Total Film

'The movie unfolds a bit like a really good baseline rally: a blow for the men, a counter-blow for the women'  Daily Mail

‘Stone is terrific as King... Carell shows how good he is as a straight dramatic actor’  Daily Mail

'blissfully entertaining'  Empire

'fantastically funny, fresh and moving'  Red

‘excellent’  Daily Mail

‘a seductively enjoyable, smart and well-acted film’  The Guardian

‘a tennis movie that hits an ace’  The Times

 

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE


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