June 8, 2024 | Posted by Guest Reviewer | FILM, THUMBNAIL REVIEWS | 0 Comments |

Dir.  Luca Guadagnino (2024)

Our fabulous Guest Reviewer, Rita, gives us her thoughts on “Challengers”.  Thank you, Rita, we didn’t get to see it, all we know about it is that there’s a lot of tennis, so we thank you for your input.  NB We know Rita well and she is anything but shallow! See also Rita’s equally pithy review of “Fremont“.

The three main characters are awful people in my view but my mind became addled and distracted by the overwhelming physical gorgeousness of Tashi (played effectively by Zendaya).  Thus, I have exposed my shallow nature, but I would be interested to hear what people think of this film other than that it is too long.

[Ed: Tennis films are problematic – e.g. the egregious “Players” (1979). Here at least there seems to be a love triangle, which suggests American Doubles. The Spectator reviewer ‘quite’ liked it.]


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