21 June 2022
Haddenham Youth & Community Centre
KING RICHARD (12A)
2 hr 19 min
Director: Reinaldo Marcos Green
Starring: Will Smith, Saniyya Sidney, Demi Singleton, Aunjanue Ellis, Jon Bernthal
Armed with a clear vision and a brazen 78-page plan, Richard Williams is determined to write his daughters, Venus and Serena, into history. Training on Compton, California's neglected tennis courts--rain or shine--the girls are shaped by their father's unyielding commitment and their mother's balanced perspective and keen intuition, defying the seemingly insurmountable odds and prevailing expectations laid before them. Based on the true story that will inspire the world, "King Richard" follows the uplifting journey of a family whose unwavering resolve and unconditional belief ultimately delivers two of the world's greatest sports legends.
Observer "Will Smith aces it as the Williams sisters’ tennis-coaching dad. Smith gets to the heart of Richard Williams in this sympathetic, very watchable biopic"
Independent "Will Smith is a true movie star – even with bags under his eyes. Though some truths have been manipulated, the story of the Williams sisters and their ambitious father still finds his own compelling sources of tension"
Guardian "Will Smith serves up tennis stardom for Venus and Serena. Smith plays Richard Williams, the driven father of the US sporting sisters, in this well-crafted, authorised version of their story"