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FILM OPENS: September 28, 2017

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In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennismatch between women's World #1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) 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 (Andrea Riseborough) 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 (Elisabeth Shue). 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.

  • Director: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
  • Country: UK
  • Genre: Comedy | Sport
  • Year: 2017
  • Run Time: 02:01:00
  • imdb Score: 6.9/10 (4,825 votes)
  • Language: English
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Elisabeth Shue
"An exhilarating movie propelled by two mesmerizing star performances-Emma Stone and Steve Carell."
Rex Reed - NEW YORK OBSERVER

"Imagine Hillary and Trump Swinging Rackets. Emma Stone and Steve Carell's recreation of the media circus that was the '73 King-Riggs tennis match couldn't be more relevant."
Peter Travers - ROLLING STONE

"Even if you've Googled the outcome, or are old enough to remember watching it on television, the film's reenactment of the battle and the bluster makes for entertaining and at times riveting viewing."
Peter Howell - TORONTO STAR

"Emma Stone does the best work of her career. Her Billie Jean King is a champion on multiple levels. "
Richard Roeper - CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

"All this is dramatized expertly and with a lightness of touch in Simon Beaufoy’s screenplay and in the direction of Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, the team behind “Little Miss Sunshine.” "
Mick LaSalle - SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE