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Re: "Wimbledon" the movie : september 24th, 2004

Dunst can't play for shit and of course John McEnroe has to be in it :retard:
it's gonna suck so bad

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i am not looking forward to it

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WOW! That looks really funny!!! Funny in a bad way

on the bright side, Kirsten Dunst hasnt look that hot since Virgin Suicides
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Re: "Wimbledon" the movie : september 24th, 2004

Paul Bettany is playing the lead, and he's thirty-three years old! That may be young in Hollywood, but I wonder if he knows how much of an old man that makes him in tennis terms. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who's 33 or 34, I think plays the main rival in the film. And the tennis rallies are apparently done through CGI. So, in short, this will be terrible need it be said for the umpteenth time.
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Dunst can't play for shit and of course John McEnroe has to be in it :retard:
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I do believe that. Hey, Naldo. What's wrong with Dokic?
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I don't know

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Have to agree looks like a second rate film. However it may have a positive impact on the game in terms of spectators and sponsors etc...
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Dunst is "the bad girl of tennis" in the movie I can't imagine her with a Hingis or Williamses style. This movie looks really
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Paul Bettany is playing the lead, and he's thirty-three years old! That may be young in Hollywood, but I wonder if he knows how much of an old man that makes him in tennis terms. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who's 33 or 34, I think plays the main rival in the film. And the tennis rallies are apparently done through CGI. So, in short, this will be terrible need it be said for the umpteenth time.
That's the point. He's supposed to be an old vet in the twilight of his career, thus making his win at Wimbledon a big surprise.

Yes, this movie does look corny, and judging by the fact that it is going to be released in September (dry part of the movie year after blockbuster summer), it probably won't do well. But, we should be happy that we actually have a tennis movie going to the silver screen with big stars like Paul Bettany and Kirsten Dunst. Most sport movies in the U.S. have to do with baseball, football, basketball, or even golf, so this recognition of tennis is nice.

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Re: "Wimbledon" the movie : september 24th, 2004

True Leo! It is definitely refreshing to have a tennis movie...

much better than seeing tennis players trying to act like Anna and Serena, aie... and did I hear Mary Carillo's voice in that trailer?!
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Re: "Wimbledon" the movie : september 24th, 2004

i tell you what, they should make a wimbledon film with henman winning the title, it would be classed a comedy right? (he he serena williams) lets face it, its the closest tim will ever get to the title.

if they were to base it on henmans real life wimbledons, i guess it would be the best disaster movie since the poseidon adventure.
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That's the point. He's supposed to be an old vet in the twilight of his career, thus making his win at Wimbledon a big surprise.

Yes, this movie does look corny, and judging by the fact that it is going to be released in September (dry part of the movie year after blockbuster summer), it probably won't do well. But, we should be happy that we actually have a tennis movie going to the silver screen with big stars like Paul Bettany and Kirsten Dunst. Most sport movies in the U.S. have to do with baseball, football, basketball, or even golf, so this recognition of tennis is nice.
I think that ultimately, there's no excuse for this film-should it turn out to be bad-given the huge resources that the big studios have at their disposal. There is no limit to the number of talented scriptwriters, directors etc. out there and yet too often the only thing on the minds of the film's financiers is...$$$$$$$$$$$$$. The absence of genuine quality at large in big movies is unacceptable, and I don't think the added attention the film may bring to the sport means anything vis a vis its success as an artistic endeavour. Hopefully my pessimism will be rendered void upon "Wimbledon"'s release.

As for the ages of the cast members, I just hope Jon Favreau, who's in the cast, won't be playing as a current pro. At 38, that would be just too much.
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