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Wimbledon
Wimbledon
Actors: Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Jon Favreau, Sam Neill, Bernard Hill
Director: Richard Loncraine
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
PG-13     2004     1hr 38min

IN JUST 2 SUMMER WEEKS, A BRITISH TENNIS PLAER RANKED 119TH IN THE WORLD, & GENERALLY CONSIDERED TO BE ON HIS LAST LEGS AS A PROFESSIONAL PLAYER, GETS HIS ONE LAST CHANCE TO WIN BOTH THE ALL-ENGLAND LAWN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHI...  more »
     
     

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Actors: Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Jon Favreau, Sam Neill, Bernard Hill
Director: Richard Loncraine
Creators: Debra Hayward, Eric Fellner, Liza Chasin, Mary Richards, Adam Brooks, Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Romantic Comedies, Love & Romance
Studio: Universal Studios
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 12/28/2004
Original Release Date: 09/17/2004
Theatrical Release Date: 09/17/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 38min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 44
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: Spanish, French
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Member Movie Reviews

ChristiAne W. (etjada) from CULPEPER, VA
Reviewed on 11/30/2012...
Very enjoyable, always superbly acted, fresh story, and realistic milieu setting. Could all just be real. Not just a love story but a look into high profile sport and tennis.
Alice H. (singlegalkansas) from TOPEKA, KS
Reviewed on 2/2/2009...
I really liked this movie when I first saw it. Romance, drama and just a nice story.
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

Movie Reviews

LOVE STORIES ARE SUPPOSED TO BE PREDICTABLE
Sentinel | 11/04/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A bunch of people have said that Wimbledon was 'too predictable.' Well, it's a romantic comedy. Of course it's predictable: boy meets girl, they fall in love, trouble pursues, they get together in the end.

The point of seeing a love story is to see HOW all this happens. Wimbledon does a great job coming up with an original plot (love and tennis) while presenting the story in a way that draws in the audience. You really care about the characters. Kirsten Dunst, especially, creates a wonderful portrayal of Lizzie Bradbury. Lizzie is a very bold, driven, somewhat selfish character, but Dunst makes her lovable. And Bettany (Peter) plays off Dunst's performance incredibly well.

I love this movie. It's incredibly sweet, and funny without the groaning and eye-rolling junk. It is an amazingly well-directed, well-casted, and all around well-done movie that immediately made it to the top of my favorites list.

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Love Means Nothing in Tennis
Eric Anderson | London, United Kingdom | 09/14/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Peter Colt is a moderately successful tennis star facing the end of his career although he's only 32 years old. All he has to look forward to in life is a job giving tennis lessons to flirtatious middle aged women and fights between his argumentative parents who he still lives with. Then he stumbles into the life of young Lizzie Bradbury, a rising American star on the tennis scene. Lizzie gives him the motivation to shoot for the top, but the only trouble is that she finds any romantic involvement detracts from her own ability to play the game.

This is essentially a romantic comedy, but it is also a story about a meeting between an aging, slightly cynical British man and a motivated, optimistic young woman. It's unique to see a confident woman taking a leadership role in a film of this genre, where traditionally the male lead strong arms the woman into realizing that they are made for each other. Kirsten Dunst plays the role with great vigour even though she has admitted in interviews that she naturally has a shier disposition than that of her character. It's an amusing coincidence that Dunst is routing for a character named Peter again following on from the triumphantly successful Spiderman films. And doubly coincidental that Peter's primary opponent is a character named Jake after the actress' recent sad break up with actor Jake Gyllenhaal. This film's soundtrack features two beautiful songs "Caught in a Moment" and "Sometimes" by the fantastically talented Sugababes. It's to the film's credit that by the end most people in the audience felt sufficient emotional involvement to care who won the big tennis match. Wimbledon is an enjoyable movie that only occasionally goes over the top."
Wonderful Mix
Joshua M. Clark | Everett, WA USA | 10/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie combines all my favorite film features: sports, romantic comedy, and beautiful filmography. The tennis action is sensational, with brilliant camera angles (e.g., viewing a volley from the ball's perspective). The romance is sweet and touching. The English ambience is eternally appealing. And the movie is just plain funny.

I watched it once, and wanted to walk right back in to watch it again. It was quite enjoyable."