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Wimbledon (2004)

Director:
Richard Loncraine

COUNTRY
United Kingdom
USA
France

Genre
Romantic comedy

NORWEGIAN TITLE
Wimbledon

RUNNING TIME
98 minutes

Producer:
Tim Bevan
Eric Fellner
Liza Chasin
Mary Richards

Screenwriter:
Adam Brooks
Jennifer Flackett
Mark Levin


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Peter Colt Paul Bettany
Lizzie Bradbury Kirsten Dunst
Dennis Bradbury Sam Neill
Carl Colt James McAvoy
Edward Colt Bernard Hill
Augusta Colt Eleanor Bron
Mrs. Kenwood Celia Imrie -
Dieter Prohl Nikolaj Coster-Walday
Jake Hammond Austin Nichols
Ron Roth Jon Favreau

 

Review

This romantic comedy treats its subject and subjects with a dignified, playful earnestness, which makes it an enjoyable experience that transcends the genre. It's refreshing to see how the film wants to and arguably succeeds in making tennis and the life of pro players a little more accessible and down-to-earth than non-aficionados may have presupposed. Whatever your previous knowledge on the matter may be, the climax here from a sporting point of view does replicate a little bit of what makes tennis so exhilarating. Still, it's the wonderful, natural characters created by Paul Bettany and Kirsten Dunst and the chemistry between them which give the picture heart, warmth and a sense of purity.

Copyright 23.05.2021 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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