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Battle of the Sexes - Gegen jede Regel (2017)

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The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs.

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In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion 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 ... Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures

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He made a bet. She made history.


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Opening Weekend USA:

$515,450, 24 September 2017, Limited Release

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$12,638,526, 21 December 2017
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Steve Carell and Emma Stone acted together in Crazy, Stupid, Love (2011) See more »

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Recreated TV coverage of Bobby Riggs's big matches use the Arial typeface, a cheap knockoff of Helvetica (and similar typefaces) introduced in the 1990s. See more »

Quotes

Bobby Riggs: I'm the ladies number one. I'm the champ. Why would I lose?
Billie Jean King: Because dinosaurs can't play tennis.
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The Fox Searchlight Pictures and TSG Entertainment logos are redone in period-appropriate styles. See more »


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Courtyard
Written and Performed by Bobbie Gentry
Courtesy of Capitol Records Nashville
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Great performances by Emma Stone and Steve Carell

Funny to see all those offended over a simple biographical drama crying sexism and politics. Too bad those can't simply enjoy a great film with great acting and directing. It was an interesting story told very well. 8/10 from me


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