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Battle of the Sexes

3 Stars (out of 4)

Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris's Battle of the Sexes tells the story of the 1973 tennis match between champ Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and self-proclaimed chauvinist Robby Riggs (Steve Carell). It's a story I knew nothing about, and it's a fascinating movie, even if it's a tad soft and surface-y. On the other hand, it doesn't take itself too seriously, and it seems to have respect for both the story's hero and its villain. Aside from the match, King is also busy forming her own women's tennis league -- the male-run league insists on paying them significantly less -- and unexpectedly falling in love with her hairdresser Marilyn (Andrea Riseborough), even though she's (more or less) happily married. (Their first scene together is a thing of beauty.)... (More)

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Top 10 Steve Carell Movies

  1. Foxcatcher
  2. Crazy, Stupid, Love.
  3. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
  4. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  5. The Way Way Back
  6. Despicable Me 2
  7. Little Miss Sunshine
  8. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  9. Date Night
  10. The Big Short
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  3. It
  4. Rebel in the Rye
  5. 9/11
  6. Black Swan
  7. Paris, Texas
  8. Ash vs Evil Dead: Season 2
  9. Served Like a Girl
  10. Beggars of Life
DVD OF THE WEEK
If you're thinking of seeing Friend Request, why not go back and check out Levan Gabriadze's similar, but far superior Unfriended?

Unfriended (2015)

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