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I was unexpectedly surprised by this film :)
on January 10, 2007
"Wimbledom" is told from the point of view of Peter Cort, a player that at the beginning of the movie defines his place in tennis quite accurately. In his words, "Presently ranked 119th in the world. Sport is cruel. Now I know it doesn't sound too bad. Four million tennis players in the world, and I'm 119th. But what that really means is this - 118 guys out there are faster, stronger, better and younger. And it gets you thinking".
The plot of this movie is simple: two professional tennis players meet at Wimbledom, and start falling in love. One is Peter Cort (Paul Bettany), playing his last tournament before retirement, and very accustomed to losing. The other is Lizzie Bradbury (Kirsten Dunst), a budding tennis star playing her first Wimbledom, a young woman that loves to win and is good at it. Their relationship starts to have unexpected results, as Lizzie impresses on Peter some of her on-court aggressiveness, and he stars to win, to the amazement of everybody (including himself). Of course, there is more to the plot of this film than that, but what would be the point of watching it then?.
All in all, I can say that I was unexpectedly surprised by this film. The truth is, it is really good, even if you are not much into tennis (and yes, that is my case). It isn't a classic, and it isn't perfect, but it is an excellent choice if you like movies that are a good mixture of romance and comedy. If you do, I highly recommend "Wimbledom" to you :)