Peter Colt (Paul Bettany) is rapidly approaching the end of a lacklustre tennis career. On the verge of retiring he gets a wild card to play at the prestigious Wimbledon championship, his one last chance. Lizzie Bradbury (Kirsten Dunst) on the other hand is top of her game, focused and has one goal in mind - winning. A chance encounter sparks an undeniable attraction between the pair and the unthinkable happens. Pete rediscovers his form winning his first match and Lizzie starts to discovers that there is more to life than winning tournaments. Can Peter continue on his winning streak and can Lizzie balance her commitment to tennis with falling in love?
Serve it with strawberries and dream on
- Wimbledon review by CP Customer
So a Brit can't win Wimbledon in reality? Well let's make a film about a Brit who might win it in fiction... To buck up that British diffidence and lack of confidence, add a love interest -preferably American to maintain that special socio-financio-cultural relationship- and, well, that's it. There are some pleasurable gaffs along the way and the urban seaside cinematography is inspiring at times. Hopeless romantics will find this film endearing and is a recommended feelgood movie for them . For the rest of us, keep practising that backhand volley.