Kirsten Dunst, Paul Bettany, Sam Neill
Good serve, no follow through. That's the call on this love story set at the annual Grand Slam tennis tournament near London. Peter Colt (Bettany) is a 31-year-old English player who is ranked No. 119, has never won a major title and is taking a final crack at Wimbledon. Dunst is a rising American prodigy prone to John McEnroe-like tantrums who's making her Wimbledon debut (which in today's tennis world would mean she's a teenager, though the film carefully avoids giving her age). They meet and begin an affair, and Coifs game rises along with his libido. Can he win the girl and the championship cup?
Wimbledon starts well, promising to be a quirky British comedy, but quickly loses its bounce. Bettany proves a charming leading man, but Dunst can't rescue her weakly written character. (PG-13)