Borg vs. McEnroe


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Review: Tells the story of the rivalry between the tennis players Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe which took place in the summer of 1980.
Director: Janus Metz
Actors: Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgard, Tuva Novotny, Jackson Gann, Ian Blackman, Robert Emms, David Bamber, Mats Blomgren, Jane Perry, Demetri Goritsas, Roy McCrerey, Bjorn Granath and Jason Forbes
Year: 2017
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Conclusion: 3/5
I have to be honest and say that I know nothing at all about sport never mind tennis. I didn’t have any sort of idea about Borg or McEnroe and was not even aware that this story happened. Others like my parents knew and remembered what the ending was going to be like, I therefore had no idea and didn’t know what the outcome was going to be. This did remind me of films such as Rush (2013) and also Senna (2010). In the past I have been really disappointed with Shia LaBeouf and the work he has chosen but I was pleasantly surprised with his performance in this. I thought he acted really well. I felt that this film was more about Borg than McEnroe. It concentrated on Borg a lot more. I did think that we would learn about both of their childhoods more and what sort of backgrounds they come from. I know the main story to tell was the main match. Leo Borg who plays the young Bjorn is Bjorn Borg’s real-life son. I did like the main facts at the end of the film and actually found them the most interesting. I found this to be a very enjoyable film.


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