With wonderful performances by Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Sarah Silverman, Elizabeth Shue, Alan Cumming and a host of other talented actors, Co-Directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris have brought to life the 1973 Battle of the Sexes that occurred between tennis stars Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.
Thanks to Writer Simon Beaufoy’s brilliant script, even those of us who witnessed the actual event are able to see the dynamics and drama surrounding Ms. King’s struggle for equal pay for women athletes on the tennis court.
Composer Nicholas Britell’s excellent score, faithfully, brings back the feel of the era, along with Production Designer Judy Becker’s sets and Mary Zophre’s costumes.
This is a worthwhile film for everyone. I give Battle of the Sexes a 4.4 out of 5.