Our favorite girls were back again this week with another movie review. This time they saw a film that took them back a couple decades to a harsher time where a lot of the social issues we face today originated! Battle of the Sexes is set in the gender-biased time and it features incredible performances by Emma Stone and Steve Carell!

Here's how IMBD described the story line of Battle of the Sexes:

In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world. As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality, but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms ...

Tami and Joy could not get enough of Battle of the Sexes. Joy thought Emma Stone played one hell of a Billie Jean and Tami thought the movie had so many positive themes.

So here are Tami and Joy's quick responses about Battle of the Sexes:

  1. What did you think of Battle of the Sexes?
    1. Tami - Incredible! Perfect movie to take your daughter to!
    2. Joy - Loved it! Emma Stone and Steve Carell matched the mannerisms seen on the real footage of the game perfectly!
  2. What would you rate Battle of the Sexes out of 10?
    1. Tami - 9/10
    2. Joy - Same 9/10
  3. See it in theaters or wait to rent?
    1. Tami - See it in theaters!
    2. Joy - Definitely see it in theaters! It's really fun!
  4. Appropriate for kids 13 and under?
    1. Tami - Yes!
    2. Joy - Absolutely!
  5. Who picked the movie?
    1. Both!
  6. Rotten Tomatoes rating?
    1. 85%

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