Paul Bettany, Kirsten Dunst, Sam Neill, Jon Favreau and Nikolaj
Directed by: Richard Loncraine
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Speaking? Wimbledon is a smashingly fun love romp -
chock full of smiles and laughs and giddiness like a proper romantic
comedy should be.
goes... Peter Colt (Paul Bettany) is an aging tennis pro who's
feeling the courts have passed him by. He ranks down somewhere
in the 157th place from 11th just years before.But as luck would
have it he's been drawn to appear at Wimbledon for a final career
When he gets there he finds a court full of yum in pixiedoodle
Lizzie Bradbury (Kirsten Dunst), a fellow tenny pro and she's
just what he needed to get that oomph back in his step shall we
is about to learn "love" is more than just a tennis
term and this boy is firmly caught in the net of amore having
met his match in Lizzie. Their ball of courtship is in play as
they serve up a delicious bit of comedy heading towards ultimate
deuce...okay, I'll stop with the tennis puns...It's the old boy
meets girl, they fall in love, they break up only to discover
life will end as they know it should they part ways forever and
viola by the end credits the everlasting love fantasy is sewn
up and dancing to a well scored soundtrack. Game.
Paul Bettany steals this film like he's done in every other celluloid
project they've placed him in. He's just a ball of talent that
can serve up an entire scene without breaking a sweat upon his
handsome freckled forehead. And a special thanks to director Richard
Loncraine is in order for the multitude of steamy men-towel-wrapped
shots via a brilliantly angled mansteak cam of McHotty Bettany
and this new-found-purr inducing Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Sir? We
man-lovin' folks applaud you!
Beautiful Kirsten Dunst, is always plain old fun to watch. Film
loves her. And here the little fireball of talent is perfect as
the semi-spoiled bad-girl of tennis openly pursuing Peter.
Jon Favreau shows up as a pushy sports agent. Hilarious. And Sam
Neill shows as Lizzie's over bearing dad and is as handsome as
he is dull making his "over bearing" dad role seem a
bit riddled with Prozac. Perhaps a shot of adrenaline for the
guy would've been in order - what happened to the Damian we all
fell in love with?
Snack recommendation: Fish and Chips w/Gatorade