Battle of the Sexes ★★★

An interesting story told in that Hollywood style where all the beats are hit a little too neatly, making it feel largely contrived. The final competition scene was the best executed of the film, while the relationships that were supposed to be so very important before that felt more forced than anything. All that said, it is interesting to have watched this movie the same weekend the President of the United States is picking a fight with the NFL because he thinks the players should stay out of politics. If nothing else, this film and the events it portrays are a good reminder that sports has often played an important role in politics.

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