In this romantic, comedic drama, one-time tennis star Peter Colt (Paul Bettany) has fallen in the ranks but suddenly finds himself in competition at Wimbledon again. He meets American tennis star, Lizzie Bradbury (Kirsten Dunst) and quickly falls in love with her. As both aim for the championship, Lizzie’s love inspires Peter and spurs him on to victory but not without a few downfalls. It is easy for viewers to get engulfed in the tennis match, rooting for Peter to win. Lizzie, however, finds Peter to be a distraction and blames him for a disappointing performance. Through a few misunderstandings and understandings, Peter and Lizzie fall in love. As in many movies of today, this love affair is bonded during a brief period, suggesting that love can be secured in a jiffy.
Against her father’s (Sam Neill) wishes, Lizzie spends extended time with Peter. Although sexual content of this film is limited, premarital sex is glorified as Lizzie and Peter reject her father’s moral counsel and choose to sleep together, having known each other for only a week. Lizzie forwardly proposes that they have sex with no commitment required. Much of the obscene language and profanity detracts from this film, causing what could have been a nice, wholesome story to turn sour. It’s too bad that this film didn’t include more romance and less sexual innuendo that left nothing to the imagination. Due to its sexual content, foul language and a brief scene of rear nudity.