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Plot: The Swedish Björn Borg and the American John McEnroe, the best tennis players in the world, maintain a legendary duel during the 1980 Wimbledon tournament.
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Very intriguing look at tennis rivalry
Despite not being a sporty person (always one of the subjects that saw me struggling most in school, particularly when it came to co-ordination and sometimes speed), that doesn’t stop me from finding some of them interesting to watch portrayed in television matches and film.
Tennis is one of the more interesting and easy to watch sports to me and this particular story is one of the most fascinating in the history of the sport. ‘Borg vs McEnroe’ was seen for those reasons and on the most part it doesn’t disappoint. There may be better biopics around, but ‘Borg vs McEnroe’ both intrigues and entertains, it’s emotion-filled, affectionate, absorbing and mostly respectful. Anyone who loves tennis or is fascinated by the story or biopics in general will find a lot to like about ‘Borg vs McEnroe’ and despite the 15 certificate, for some swearing and some topless shots (that one can find for themselves as to whether they find them necessary or not), it’s more accessible than one would think.
Borg’s story has a little more flesh, although McEnroe is the more colourful character in personality, Borg being calmer and McEnroe being more extroverted. Borg’s story has a lot of genuine power and really resonates emotionally. McEnroe is still interesting, but his relationship with his parents could have been expanded upon more which would have made some of his motivations clearer.
Furthermore the title cards are cheesy and over-explanatory, also making broad statements like at the start and doing nothing to back them up. The Studio 54 nightclub scene didn’t serve much point and the representation of the media, while perhaps not too far from the truth, was on the heavy-handed and extreme side.
On the other hand, ‘Borg vs McEnroe’ is very solidly made visually, nicely shot and does nothing to undermine any transitions or shifts. The music complements well and Janus Metz directs with clear passion and enthusiasm for the subject.
Scripting is intelligent and thought-provoking, it intrigues and entertains throughout and does well in allowing one to care for the characters and the story while also having a lot of heart that makes ‘Borg vs McEnroe’ very moving. The story is both uplifting and poignant, structurally it’s always cohesive and rarely disjointed even if some parts are better explored than others. The tennis sequences capture the excitement and tension of the sport very compellingly and accurately.
A huge part of what makes ‘Borg vs McEnroe’ work so well is the cast. Sverrir Gudnason is excellent as Borg, and no it’s not just the uncanny physical resemblance, it’s how poignantly collected he is and how he plays the role with depth and intensity. Stellan Skarsgard brings a lot of subtlety and quiet dignity, while Tuva Novotny, David Bamber and Robert Emms do more than serviceably making their characters more than caricatures (although not a lot of attention is given to their development enough). Was most surprised by Shia LaBeouf in one of his best and most committed performances as McEnroe, providing that he is more than capable when making good choices and when the material allows it.
In summary, very intriguing and well done. 7/10 Bethany Cox
Better watch the wimbledon 1980 final on youtube instead of watching this timid, slowburning movie. Well acted, but lacking in drama.
Nothing beats the real thing. Better watch real life footage featuring McEnroe and Borg battling each other for real on youtube, because however decently acted this movie is, it is too timid and slowburning for my taste.
One gotta remember that both tennis legends werent interesting characters off the tennis field at all. They WERE very interesting ON the tennis court though, but the movie is more about the character’s personal life and that is basically it’s weak point, because there is no real drama to be found there.
After I watched this movie, I did watch the 1980 and the 1981 final of Wimbledon on youtube again, which are both truly spectacular tennis matches. This movie isnt bad in no way, I just dont see the point in watching something which is way more timid than watching a real tennis match on youtube between Borg and McEnroe…
Original Language sv
Runtime 1 hr 47 min (107 min)
Genre Biography, Drama, Sport
Director Janus Metz
Writer Ronnie Sandahl
Actors Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård, Tuva Novotny
Country Sweden, Denmark, Finland
Awards 7 wins & 13 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix N/A
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Angenieux Zoom 24-290, Arri Alexa Mini (A Camera), Arri Alexa XT (B Camera), Arri Zoom UWZ 9.5-18 T2.9, Vantage One T1 lenses
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Printed Film Format Digital (Digital Cinema Package DCP)