Wimbledon [WS] [DVD] [2004]

Directed by Richard Loncraine, Wimbledon follows the plight of aspiring tennis-star Peter Colt (Paul Bettany), whose bad luck seems to manifest itself just about everywhere. Professionally, Peter is near the very bottom of the world tennis ranks, and personally, he can't find love despite his best efforts to do so. In a rare turn of events, however, Peter is chosen as a wildcard to play at Wimbledon, the tennis world's most prestigious competition. While there, he meets American tennis ingénue Lizzie Bradbury (Kirsten Dunst), and his confidence on the court and off improves tenfold as he falls further in love with her. Driven by his newfound luck, Peter climbs to the top of the tournament players at record speed, until he actually has a fighting chance of winning the men's singles title -- the question is whether or not his good fortune will hold out long enough for him to get the trophy.
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Special Features


  • Wimbledon: A look inside
  • Welcome to the club
  • Ball control
  • Coach a rising star and more!

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Wimbledon
Directed by Richard Loncraine, Wimbledon follows the plight of aspiring tennis-star Peter Colt (Paul Bettany), whose bad luck seems to manifest itself just about everywhere. Professionally, Peter is near the very bottom of the world tennis ranks, and personally, he can't find love despite his best efforts to do so. In a rare turn of events, however, Peter is chosen as a wildcard to play at Wimbledon, the tennis world's most prestigious competition. While there, he meets American tennis ingénue Lizzie Bradbury (Kirsten Dunst), and his confidence on the court and off improves tenfold as he falls further in love with her. Driven by his newfound luck, Peter climbs to the top of the tournament players at record speed, until he actually has a fighting chance of winning the men's singles title -- the question is whether or not his good fortune will hold out long enough for him to get the trophy. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Kirsten Dunst
    Kirsten Dunst - Lizzie Bradbury
  • Paul Bettany
    Paul Bettany - Peter Colt
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau - Dieter Prohl
  • Jon Favreau
    Jon Favreau - Ron Roth
  • Sam Neill
    Sam Neill - Dennis Bradbury



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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

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    fiddler

    My entire tennis team went to watch this expecting an okay film. Although the idea was interesting and something tennis-fans and players have known well, that pro tennis can only be played until a certain age... usually up til the early thirties (Andre Agassi comes to mind), for some reason the way the movie was made did not suffice our need for entertainment. We found it boring. It was cute at times, but I thought that once the plot shifted from Bettany's overcoming his aging and playing better to Lizzie's overprotective parents and their blooming relationship, it got to be cliche. The idea itself is something that will never go away... overprotective parents... but the way the movie showed it, it didn't see deep or emotionally provocative. And the fact that the relationship caused Bettany's getting better to counter Dunst's getting worse was pretty predictable. A falling from grace man and a young rising star girl come together. You can just tell. It's hard to explain why I don't like it, because the idea is sincere and real but what was filmed seemed just superficial. Many Americans aren't too open to tennis, so I even wonder how their reactions were to this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend



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