Wimbledon

Production year: 2004

Comedy PG-13   Running time: 1:38

IMDB rating:   6.3     Aspect: Wide;  Languages: English, French;  Subtitles: French, Spanish;  Audio: DD 5.1

Professional tennis makes an unlikely but surprisingly effective backdrop for a lively romantic comedy in Wimbledon. Peter Cort (Paul Bettany, Master and Commander), once ranked 11th in the world, has slipped to 119th and is heading into his last Wimbledon tournament when he runs into Lizzie Bradbury (Kirsten Dunst, The Virgin Suicides, Spider-Man), a rising star. The two strike up a whirlwind romance that gives his game new life--but she insists it's going to be nothing but a passing fling. Their affair heats up and Cort finds himself steadily rising through the competition while Lizzie stumbles... Of course, the ending is never really in doubt--but Bettany is a unique cinematic presence, pale and lithe, doubtful of life but also hungry for it. Thanks to him and the ever-engaging Dunst, Wimbledon is funnier, more suspenseful, and more touching that anyone might expect, turning a conventional flick into a genuine charmer.

Features

Featurettes/Behind-The-Scenes/Documentaries

Special features

Wimbledon: A Look Inside (Fascinating look inside the world of tennis, interviews with cast, crew and legendary tennis figures)
Welcome To The Club (Behind the scenes look at the All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club)
Ball Control (A fascinating look at the special effects that went into creating a film about tennis)
Coach A Rising Star (How the stars were coached and trained)
Wimbledon