Drama, Romance, Sport Rated: R 131 min

In this acclaimed pro tennis love and lust story from Director Luca Guadagnino (Call Me by Your Name), tennis prodigy turned coach Tashi (Zendaya) has transformed her husband, Art (Mike Faist), into a world-famous grand slam champion. To reverse his recent losing streak, she makes him play a “Challenger” event — close to the lowest level of pro tournament — with his former best friend and Tashi’s former boyfriend (Josh O’Connor). Who is playing whom is the ultimate game here as we watch the three volley their competitive desires all the way to match point. Guadagnino and Editor Marco Costa deftly serve up an inventive timeline to keep you on the edge of your seat.

“It’s one of the essential titles of the year so far, if only for its sheer kinetic assurance.” — Michael Phillips, The Chicago Tribune
“Guadagnino films the tennis scenes like they’re boxing matches — often in slo-mo, with extreme close-ups of flying sweat, straining biceps, and leaping legs…. I’ve never seen tennis filmed more beautifully or effectively.” — Max Weiss, Baltimore Magazine
directed by
Luca Guadagnino
written by
Justin Kuritzkes
Zendaya, Mike Faist, Josh O'Connor
United States