Battle of the Sexes Reviews
Emma Stone y Steve Carrell son lo mejor en esa estimable y reivindicativa película que es "Battle of the Sexes", que refleja todo lo sucedido antes y durante ese emblemático partido de tenis que enfrento a Billie Jean King contra Bobby Riggs, partiendo de sus antecedentes (la lucha por la igualdad de las mujeres en los deportes), en la que unos notables Jonathan Dayton y Valerie Faris dan con el tono adecuado para que su visionado resulte agradable de ver, pero si hay algún pero que ponerle a la película seria el guion firmado por Simon Beaufoy, que aunque consigue sostener un relato en su totalidad interesante, también puede dar la sensación de abarcar mucho y por momentos tocar la superficialidad misma, todo en beneficio de su protagonista, y (casi) sin la suficiente pericia para darle emoción al evento más importante de la película en sí.
(Full review TBD)
I didn't particularly care for the Riggs and King theatrical BS when it was actually happening in 1973, so I didn't totally enjoy seeing it played out again. However, the movie does add a bit of back story to the whole cheesy mess that wasn't really widely known in 73.
Women's sports has always had equal pay problems because of the lack of equal box office. Women's sports has come a long way in terms of attracting a paying audience since the 70's, but the ticket revenue and audience is still smaller than men's.
This is an okay movie, but not Oscar time good.
For an $8 ticket, you get $7.09 worth of entertainment.
The entire Billie Jean King/Bobby Riggs stunt was well before my time, but learning about it through this kind of media and having it portrayed by some of the best actors in the business added to my curiosity. The makeup was spot on for both actors. The acting for both seemed like they were having just as much fun as their characters during the time.
However, the major issues they were fighting for or against back in the 70's like gender equality on the court and in the pocketbook still haven't been resolved today. It makes you really think about the powers driving the sport behind the scenes and just how much influence they've had throughout it all. I would say one of the only disappointing aspects of the film was its inability to fully convert itself into a drama with such serious topics. It was certainly more of a comedy.
Battle of the Sexes is a fun time travel trip back into the 70's for those who have any interest in the sport and some of the key figures who helped shape it's run through the following years. While I understood the weight of the imiplications of King vs Riggs, I don't think the movie quite hit the climax of helping the audience understand just how important this was because the film was a bit too comedic instead of serious, but it sure did make for a fun watch.
The feminist stuff was really on the nose though. Only toning it down a little would have been better. not to take any of it out. but to be a little more artful with it. dont tell me. show me. or lead me. or let me fill in those blanks. too on the nose of preachy with anything is usually not so good.