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Battle of the Sexes

Summary:

The electrifying 1973 tennis match between world #1 Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as The Battle of the Sexes, and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time. The match sparked a global conversation on gender equality, spurring on the feminist movement.

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From Dana Stevens at Slate:

Battle of the Sexes breaks little new ground as either a sports film or a lesbian romance, but it’s lively, funny, and, if you’re unlucky enough to be a feminist in 2017, vicariously wish-fulfilling. Full Review

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