There have been many great sports movies throughout the years including Remember the Titans, Rudy, Jerry Maguire, Varsity Blues & Cool Runnings but just how many great ones are about tennis?
You probably can’t think of one off the top of your head because there aren’t many tennis movies out there, but we have a great one for you. Break Point opens this week and stars Jeremy Sisto, David Walton, Amy Smart,Joshua Rush, and Academy Award winner JK Simmons. It follows Jimmy Price (Sisto) who is a reckless man-child on the last leg of his career as a doubles tennis player. When his latest partner drops him, he realizes he’s officially burned all of his bridges on the pro circuit. He decides to make one last ditch effort to revive his career, reaching outside of the tennis world and convincing his childhood partner — his estranged brother Darren (Walton), now an apathetic substitute teacher – to team up with him. The mismatched pair, with the help of a unique 11-year-old named Barry (Rush), make an unlikely run at a grand slam tournament and are forced to re-discover their game, and their brotherhood.
The movie features the right balance of comedy, drama and tennis and has a wonderful message that will leaving you feeling good at the end. The performances by all actors in the film are great and it is definitely one of our favorite sports movies.
We had the chance to sit down with David, Jeremy and JK and talk about the challenges of the movies and we also had a little fun with them. Find out their guilty pleasure TV shows and what movies make them cry plus they make their own taglines for the movie poster.
Break Point opens September 4, 2015.