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Wimbledon

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Source: Catholic News Service

Appealing love story about retiring thirtyish British tennis pro (Paul Bettany) who, frustrated by his losing streak and encroachment by the younger set, is about to play his final Wimbledon tournament. But when he meets a rising American star (Kirsten Dunst), and they begin an affair under the disapproving eye of her father (Sam O'Neill), his luck miraculously improves. Director Richard Loncraine's film, though basically lightweight, has a good moral at heart, as it pits true love against the competitive rat race of the game. Implied sexual situations and innuendo, fleeting rear nudity, some crude language and a brief violent incident. The USCCB Office for Film & Broadcasting classification is A-III -- adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 -- parents are strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.



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