Wimbledon is a 2004 romantic comedy film directed by Richard Loncraine. The film centers on a washed-up tennis pro named Peter Colt (played by Paul Bettany) and an up-and-coming tennis star named Lizzie Bradbury (played by Kirsten Dunst) during the Wimbledon Championships.
The film is dedicated to the lawyer and sports agent Mark McCormack, who died on 16 May 2003 after suffering cardiac arrest four months earlier.
Some tropes in this movie are:
- Career Versus Man: Lizzie finds herself in this dichotomy, specially when she loses her match after having spent the whole night with Peter... and he wins his own. She breaks up with him, but later they make amends and by the end of the movie, we see that they've managed a sort-of balance: they get married, Peter retires, and soon Lizzie goes on winning the US Open and Wimbledon twice, with Peter as her biggest support.
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: Sort-of. At the start, one of Peter's reasons to be on a tennis slump is that he's kind of a Sheltered Aristocrat who hasn't really fought for anything in his life.
- Eagle Land: Jake Hammond is of the arrogant Jerk Ass type.
- Generation Xerox: Peter and Lizzie's kids seem to be as adept at tennis as their parents are.
- Hey, It's That Guy!: Silas the Opus Dei Monk is in love with Mary Jane Watson?!
- Last-Second Chance: For Peter, he either wins Wimbledon this time or his career is over.
- Love Hurts: And it certainly influences Peter and Lizzie's relationship.
- Overprotective Dad: Dennis, crossing into Stage Dad. He's not *totally* wrong, however.
- Wimbledon: ... Duh.