British romantic comedy about a washed-up tennis player who scores a wildcard entry to the Wimbledon Championships and finds his game reinvigorated after he meets one of the top American female stars.
Richard Loncraine directs Paul Bettany as Peter Colt, a once-great British player who is sliding further down the world ranking every year. Once ranked 11th in the world, he is now placed at 113th and it seems as if his career has come to an inglorious end. Winning a wildcard entry to the Wimbledon tournament seems like Peter's last chance, although when he accidentally stumbles into the hotel room of Lizzie Bradbury (Kirsten Dunst), a rising star in the women's game, he finds his luck beginning to change. Even though he is warned off Lizzie by her father Dennis (Sam Neill), the more he falls for her, the more his game improves, until it seems as if he might just have a chance at the title...
Also featuring performances from Bernard Hill and Robert Lindsay.