The Williams method, with Will Smith: a perfect plan

CRITICAL – The rise of the two sisters, tennis champions, is traced through the portrait of their neophyte but relentless father. The sports film is for once well served.

The paradox dies hard. Sport and cinema may be the two most popular entertainment options in the world, but their meeting rarely sparks at the box office. With the exception of boxing (Raging bull, Rocky and other Creed), a noble art prized by cinephiles, the other disciplines passed through the filter of fiction do not attract crowds in theaters. It must be said that they are not always well treated. In terms of football, we still have to cite as a reference Headbutt, by Jean-Jacques Annaud, 1979 film.

Yet sport is much more than sport. The Peng Shuai case has just reminded us. And the sports film is much more than a sports film. Some therefore continue to insist and, lately, tennis seems to have the favor of the studios. There have been Borg mcenroe, on the rivalry between two legends condensed into a mythical final (Wimbledon 1980) and The Battle of the sexes, on the clash in 1973 between the player Billie Jean King and the

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