• Battle of the Sexes (2017)

Battle of the Sexes

Release Date: September 22nd, 2017

DVD Release Date: January 2nd, 2018

PG-13 |2 hr 1 min

Plot Summary

The 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs became the most watched televised sports event of all time. Trapped in the media glare, King and Riggs were on opposites sides of a binary argument, but off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. With her husband urging her to fight for equal pay, the private King was also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, while Riggs gambled his legacy and reputation in a bid to relive the glories of his past.

Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Natalie Morales, Sarah Silverman, Bill Pullman, Alan Cumming, Elisabeth Shue

Director: Valerie Faris , Jonathan Dayton

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Cloud Eight, Decibel Films

Distributors: Fox Searchlight

Keywords: Emotional, Friend, 1970s, Inspiring, Husband, House, Quest, Brooding

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    John AndersonWall Street Journal

    An extremely good-natured, upbeat recounting of the infamous Bobby Riggs-Billie Jean King “man vs. woman” match of 1973. show more

  • 80
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    Served up with star turns from Emma Stone and Steve Carell, Battle Of The Sexes slams a crowdpleaser across the net. show more

  • 90
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Just about everything about this film is winning and gratifying. show more

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2018)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy