🎞 Film Review:
"Battle of the Sexes (2017)"
• Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
• Writer: Simon Beaufoy .
• Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue
• Genre: Drama / Comedy / Biography / Sport
- No matter how times are tough these days, I'm just happy to see that people continue to fight for equality, and it's also great to see that carry on in films. "Battle of the Sexes" is the true story that took place in 1973 and is about how tennis champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) is challenged to a match by ex-champion Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell), as she fights for women's rights and deals were her sexuality. Now this is a movie that I didn't expect to like as much, but I thought this was surprisingly a pretty good film! This film is another great representation of how hard women fought for their equality because throughout the film we see a lot of men putting down King, and the other female players. The film does a great job of making you care for King, and you really feel her struggle and you want to root for her to prove everyone wrong! And that's due to Emma Stone's incredible performance as Billie Jean King! Carell also did a great job playing Bobby Riggs, and he played that charming, but untrustworthy character very well! Also another surprisingly good performance in the film was Sarah Silverman! I also loved the way this film was shot, because this is one of the rare movies that takes place in the 70's that feels like it was made in the 70's! And that's also due to it's great directing from Dayton and Faris who also directed one of my favorites "Little Miss Sunshine (2006)." My only big issues with the film is that there are certain scenes that overstay it's welcome that increased the film's length! But overall, I surprisingly enjoyed this film! It's definitely an uplifting film about women empowerment, and it's done very maturely. 👍 (8.2/10) (B+) - MichaelAngelo
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