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Battle of the Sexes

He made a bet. She made history.

•Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy | Steve Carell
•Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy | Emma Stone

Starring Academy Award winners Emma Stone and Steve Carell is based on the true story of Billie Jean Kings legendary tennis match.

Under the guiding hands of the acclaimed Directors of Little Miss Sunshine and the Academy Award Winning Writer of Slumdog Millionaire; Battle of the Sexes is beautifully filmed and the subject matter handled with the care this moment in history deserves.

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 ...
Cast: 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, Wallace Langham
Director: Valerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton
Year: 2017
Country: UK | USA
Language: English
Genres: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport

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