Wimbledon (2004)

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Critic Consensus: A predictable, bland rom-com, but Bettany proves to be an appealing lead.

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Directed by Richard Loncraine, Wimbledon follows the plight of aspiring tennis-star Peter Colt (Paul Bettany), whose bad luck seems to manifest itself just about everywhere. Professionally, Peter is near the very bottom of the world tennis ranks, and personally, he can't find love despite his best efforts to do so. In a rare turn of events, however, Peter is chosen as a wildcard to play at Wimbledon, the tennis world's most prestigious competition. While there, he meets American tennis ingénue Lizzie Bradbury (Kirsten Dunst), and his confidence on the court and off improves tenfold as he falls further in love with her. Driven by his newfound luck, Peter climbs to the top of the tournament players at record speed, until he actually has a fighting chance of winning the men's singles title -- the question is whether or not his good fortune will hold out long enough for him to get the trophy.
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PG-13 (for language, sexuality and partial nudity)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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Cast

Kirsten Dunst
as Lizzie Bradbury
Paul Bettany
as Peter Colt
Sam Neill
as Dennis Bradbury
James McAvoy
as Carl Colt
Bernard Hill
as Edward Colt
Eleanor Bron
as Augusta Colt
Jon Favreau
as Ron Roth
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Dieter Prohl
Austin Nichols
as Jake Hammond
Robert Lindsay
as Ian Frazier
Kyle Hyde
as Monte Carlo Opponent
Celia Imrie
as Mrs. Kenwood
Penny Ryder
as Mrs. Littlejohn
John Barrett
as Himself
Annabel Leventon
as Mrs. Rossdale
Barry Jackson
as Danny Oldham
John McEnroe
as Himself
Chris Evert
as Herself
Amanda Walker
as Country Club Tennis Lady
Marina Morgan
as Hotel Receptionist
Beti Sekulovski
as Lizzie's 1st Opponent
Vikas Punna
as Ajay Bhatt
John McGlynn
as Bookmaker
Jonathan Timmins
as Ball Boy
Martin O'Brien
as Reporter 1
John Warnaby
as Reporter 2
Tam Hoskyns
as Reporter 3
Peter Cartwright
as Elderly Man in Lift
Eve Pearce
as Elderly Woman in Lift
Murphy Jensen
as Ivan Dragomir
Jeremy Child
as Fred Pilger
Cecilia Dazzi
as Billi Clementi
Jesse Loncraine
as Tennis Player
Kellie Shirley
as Betting Shop Girl
Gemma Catlin
as Betting Shop Girl's Friend
Alun Jones
as Tom Cavendish
Laura Morley
as Lizzie's 2nd Opponent
Danny Baker
as Radio London DJ
Hamed Madani
as Pierre Maroux
Rebecca Dandeniya
as Arliyia Rupesindhe
Samantha Bond
as TV Reporter
Laurence Kennedy
as TV Interviewer
Alan David
as Doctor Taylor
Helen Blatch
as Mrs Biggins
Chris Moyles
as Radio 1DJ
Azucena Duran
as Dorchester Maid
Gareth Llewelyn
as Dorchester Bellhop
Geoffrey Leesley
as Dorchester Doorman
Barry Lee-Thomas
as Umpire - Final
Ryan McCluskey
as Outside Broadcast Director
Mary McCormack
as Peter and Lizzie's Daughter
Thomas Blore
as Peter and Lizzie's Son
Simon Greenall
as Chauffeur
Ryan McCluskey
as Outside Broadcast Director
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Critic Reviews for Wimbledon

All Critics (144) | Top Critics (38)

All in all, it's rather pleasant, but nothing else.

Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The movie needs the stars' charm and director Richard Loncraine's polish, because the faulty script is just barely good enough to hold us for 100 minutes.

July 20, 2005
Houston Chronicle
Top Critic

A pleasant enough entertainment at a time when movies either pleasant or entertaining are in short supply.

Full Review… | October 1, 2004
New York Observer
Top Critic

[A] reluctant thumbs down.

September 20, 2004
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

No excerpt available.

Full Review… | September 18, 2004
Journal News (Westchester, NY)
Top Critic

The kind of movie that allows the non-cynical movie-goer to sit back and relax in the presence of actors who work well with each other and a script whose familiarity is an asset.

Full Review… | September 18, 2004
ReelViews
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Wimbledon

In fairness i never though a tennis related film would be so good.

Scott Green
Scott Green

Super Reviewer

I strangly enjoyed this movie, i enjoyed it more because Sam Neill was in it but it is a good and amusing movie. Its a sweet enough Romcom with quite a few laughs.

Film Crazy
Film Crazy

Super Reviewer

A really great film! One of my all time favourite films! A must see!

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer

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