Wimbledon DVD

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In the new rom-com from the makers of "Notting Hill," a lowly British tennis player finds both love and success on the tennis courts of Britain's biggest tournament.

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Released
06 September 2010
Directors
Actors
Format
DVD 
Publisher
Universal Pictures Video 
Classification
Runtime
94 minutes 
Features
PAL 
Barcode
5050582288919 
  • Average Rating for Wimbledon [2004] - 3 out of 5


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  • Wimbledon [2004]
    Mark Lever

    I went to see it at the cinema and was waiting in anticapation to see it. The film had a good story line and i thought it was well directed and cleverly worked out. Film worth watching.

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British romantic comedy about a washed-up tennis player who scores a wildcard entry to the Wimbledon championship and finds his game reinvigorated after he meets one of the top American female stars. Richard Loncraine directs Paul Bettany as Peter Colt, a once-great British player who is sliding futher down the world ranking every year. Once ranked 11th in the world, he is now placed at 113th and it seems as if his career has come to an inglorious end. Winning a wildcard entry to the Wimbledon tournament seems like Peter's last chance, although when he accidentally stumbles into the hotel room of Lizzie Bradbury (Kirsten Dunst), a rising star in the women's game, he finds his luck beginning to change. Even though he is warned off Lizzie by her father Dennis (Sam Neill), the more he falls for her, the more his game improves, until it seems as if he might just have a chance at the title. Also featuring performances from Bernard Hill and Robert Lindsay.

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. Richard Loncraine's 'Wimbledon' is a lighthearted romantic comedy set in the high-pressure world of professional tennis. Peter Colt (Paul Bettany) is a 31-year-old Englishman who was once ranked 11th in the world, but has now dropped to a pathetic 119th. Realising that his days are numbered, Peter intends to retire from the game after playing in one final Wimbledon. But when he accidentally walks into the hotel room of rising American star Lizzie Bradbury (Kirsten Dunst), sparks begin to fly and Peter begins to find his touch on the court once again. Unfortunately for Peter, Lizzie's overbearing father, Dennis (Sam Neill), is well aware that Lizzie's game suffers when she is distracted by love, and he bans the two from seeing each other. This doesn't bode well for Peter, who is about to play in the final against cocky American superstar Jake Hammond (Austin Nichols). Not to mention the fact that Peter has the hopes of an entire nation riding on his shoulders. Loncraine's breezy comedy is fuelled by the chemistry between Bettany and Dunst, and also features several memorable supporting characters including Peter's bickering parents (Bernard Hill and Eleanor Bron), his goofy brother (James McAvory), his practice partner (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), and his cell phone-wielding agent (Jon Favreau).

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