Battle of the Sexes$9.75 - $11.75
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.
Directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (Little Miss Sunshine) the film stars Academy Award Winner Emma Stone and Academy Award Nominee Steve Carell.
The Boston Globe – “The chalk lines in ‘Battle of the Sexes’ stretch into the past and future, measuring how far we’ve come since then and how far we have to go.”
The Chicago Sun-Times – “Emma Stone does the best work of her career. Her Billie Jean King is a champion on multiple levels.”
The Wall Street Journal – “It deserves to be said that Mr. Carell is both a bona-fide movie star and a marvelous actor, two things that don’t always go together.”
The New York Times – “It was personal and it was political, which ‘Battle of the Sexes’ gets. It was also entertainment, which is where the movie really excels.”
Rated PG-13. Run time 2 hours 1 minute.