Reel Film Nerds

Episode #249: King Richard

December 1, 2021

Welcome everyone to another Reel Film Nerds Podcast! For those of you who are sane, December is here and now you can start setting up for Christmas! This week Matt and Mike chat about Will Smith’s latest sure to be Oscar nominated film King Richard. Not tennis related topics include losing your eyesight, crazy dads, and the new Hawkeye tv show on Disney Plus

Are you looking to watch an inspiring film with the family this holiday season, King Richard might be for you. This film centers around infamous tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams' father Richard. There are dark elements to this story, especially raising a large family in Compton. Will Smith does an incredible job as Richard but the young actors Saniyya Sidney and Demi Singleton almost steal the show. The recreation of the Williams sisters truly makes you feel like the young ladies are sisters in real life. The biggest complaint your hosts have about this film was it’s lack of focus on the sisters.

Mike enjoyed King Ricahrd and thinks it’s definitely worth a watch at home on HBO Max. He awards it 3.5 out of 5 Reels. Matt getting back to form really loved King Richard too. He gives the family flick 4 out of 5 Reels.      

For next week Mike and Matt hit the theaters to find out what all the hype is about with House of Gucci.  Thank you for your continued support of our podcast and we will chat at you next week.

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