WIMBLEDON is a British movie directed by Richard Loncraine in 2004.
Peter Colt is a 31 years old pro tennis player. He's musing on ending his career in Wimbledon. There, he makes the acquaintance of the well-known American tennis player Lizzie Bradbury and falls for her.
Between two games, Peter and Lizzie try to avoid journalists and Lizzie's father in order to spend some time together. The astonishing thing is that, against all odds, Peter wins all his games and will play the Wimbledon final thanks to his love for the young champion.
This report prepared by Daniel Staebler
This is a film about tennis, a sport now exceeded in dullness only by formula one, and it concerns an Englishman who gets to the final at Wimbledon.
The always likable Paul Bettany plays Peter Colt, a jaded Brit hasbeen who's been thrashing around the pro circuit for ages. Now 119 in the world rankings, he's about to grind through his last Wimbledon as a wild card, before retiring with as much dignity as he can muster to become a coach for middle-aged ladies in the home counties. But then he bumps into Lizzie Bradbury (Kirsten Dunst) a highly competitive player, here to try to win on the All England club's legendary grass courts. They click, and something in their chemistry inspires Peter. To the growing astonishment of the crowd and the world's press, he starts chewing up the opposition.
This report prepared by Kate Goss