MPAA Rating: PG-13

Entertainment: +2 1/2

Content: -2

In this romantic, comedic drama, one-time tennis star Peter Colt (Paul Bettany) has fallen in the ranks but suddenly finds himself in competition at Wimbledon again. He meets American tennis star, Lizzie Bradbury (Kirsten Dunst) and quickly falls in love with her. As both aim for the championship, Lizzies love inspires Peter and spurs him on to victory but not without a few downfalls. It is easy for viewers to get engulfed in the tennis match, rooting for Peter to win. Lizzie, however, finds Peter to be a distraction and blames him for a disappointing performance. Through a few misunderstandings and understandings, Peter and Lizzie fall in love. As in many movies of today, this love affair is bonded during a brief period, suggesting that love can be secured in a jiffy.

Against her fathers (Sam Neill) wishes, Lizzie spends extended time with Peter. Although sexual content of this film is limited, premarital sex is glorified as Lizzie and Peter reject her fathers moral counsel and choose to sleep together, having known each other for only a week. Peter and Lizzies first encounter happens when Peter mistakenly walks into her hotel room and sees her in the shower behind the frosted glass. Sexual dialog between them is in full form during only their second encounter. Lizzie forwardly proposes that they have sex with no commitment required. Much of the obscene language and profanity detracts from this film, causing what could have been a nice, wholesome story to turn sour. Its too bad that this film didnt include more romance and less sexual innuendo that left nothing to the imagination. Due to its sexual content, foul language and a brief scene of rear nudity, this film earns a negative rating.

Preview Reviewer: Peggy Misura
Universal Studios

The following categories contain objective listings of film content which contribute to the subjective numeric Content ratings posted to the left and on the Home page.

Crude Language: Several (9) times mild (hell 3, damn 2); moderate (b-stard 2); strong (-ss 2)

Obscene Language: Many (15) times moderate (p-ss 1, s-ck 1); strong (f-word 2, s-word 11.

Profanity: Several (5) times moderate (MG 1, G 1, G-sake 3)

Violence: Few (2) times mild 2

Sex: Few times moderate (man and woman are in bed together, but the scene is short with a limited view)

Nudity: Few times mild (near nudity, woman is in the shower but mostly hidden from view by frosted glass); moderate (brief scene of rear nudity)

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Several times mild (sexual dialog sounds are heard from a bedroom that mimick lovemaking, but man opens the door to discover that the sounds are his brother exercising; man later hears the same sounds again and walks in assuming its his brother exercising, but he finds his parents after they apparently were hugging and kissing as his mother fixes her messed-up hair)

Drugs: Few times mild (alcohol drinking)

Other: None

Running Time: 95 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults

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