Worth watching for Stone and Carrell's performances as Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs respectively. Battle of the Sexes is a stylish biopic that only fails to communicate its grand message in the last act, which lacks the punch needed to be a compelling feminist story. It also makes a flimsy and massively undeveloped attempt at throwing in some pro-LGBT notes.
4/10. BATTLE OF THE SEXES feels as though the source material is much more interesting. The movie attempts to juggle multiple threads--romantic drama in both the lives of Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, as well as Billie Jean's efforts to champion women's rights in the world of tennis. In that regard the film fails, it tends to grind to a halt to focus on relationship drama, losing the larger story in the process.
Une prémisse et des acteurs en or, un discours pertinent sur l'équité, le féminisme et même l'amour, mais pourtant, on s'ennuie, par le manque d'urgence et d'originalité. Une reconstitution d'époque parfaite et une photo magnifique mais peut être trop convenu en font tout de même une oeuvre savoureuse, mais quelque peu gaspillée.
A perfectly fun and thoughtful film about some larger than life real characters and a great historic event (none of which I've heard about before watching the film). Though nothing felt rushed or overtly glossy, the script had great dialogues, but was kinda thin, specially regarding emotional depth in some characters. Billy Jean is a godess, Stone is great and Dayton & Faris give us some gorgeous visuals.