Tuesday, September 21, 2004


Romantic comedy

The Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon have developed from the garden party atmosphere of the first meeting in 1877 (witnessed by a few hundred spectators) to a highly professional tournament attracting an attendance of over 500,000 people and through the press, radio, Internet and television a following of millions throughout the world.

The Tournament starts each year in June and lasts for a fortnight or for as long as necessary to complete all events. Players from over 60 nations regularly compete.

Paul Bettany: Peter Colt, a 30 something-year-old tennis pro
Kirsten Dunst: Lizzie Bradbury, a rising American tennis star
Sam Neill: Lizzie’s father and Manager
John McEnroe and Chris Everet playing themselves as commentators

A pleasant “feel good type movie” about two tennis pros, one near the end of his career and the other just beginning. Anyone who loves the game will be delighted with the fast paced action. The jokes are often delivered as asides so you have to pay attention to not miss them.

for language, sexuality and partial nudity.

When Peter is in the kitchen talking with his mother, the collar of his shirt is not tucked inside his suit jacket. The camera shifts to his mother and when it’s back to Peter the collar is now properly put right.

After a brief shower the sun remains out during the remainder of the match but the shadows are all over the place: sometimes aligned with the length of the court, sometimes parallel with the ends or somewhere in between.

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