A White Nationalist Classic.
This is another movie I would have produced myself if I had unlimited resources.
It is by the same producer/director team that brought us “Notting Hill,” and once again they get the aesthetic exactly right, but this time in a high-testosterone sort of way.
This movie qualifies as a “White Nationalist Classic” even though there is no explicit WN message.
Let’s apply the criteria:
The Paul Bettany character is an under-achieving professional tennis player competing at his last Wimbledon tournament before retiring at age 33. He has never made it to the top because he lacks the drive, the fire, the “virtu” - to use Niccolo Machiavelli’s term.
The Kirsten Dunst character is a young up-and-coming star from the U.S. who is all business and all about winning.
The Dunst character is attracted to the Bettany character by his appearance, but also notably by his sensitive and gentleman like behavior at an earlier tournament - the very qualities which keep him from getting to the top. She arranges for the front desk to give him the key to her room so that she can meet him (this gal goes after whatever she wants with true ferocity).
Once they become involved the Dunst character - while attracted to the sensitivity - works successfully at giving the Bettany character the drive and the fire - the prowess - to win.
While successfully giving the Bettany character “virtu” and becoming more involved emotionally, at a critical point in the relationship and the tournament, she rejects love because she thinks it gets in the way of her focus and her winning.
But by rejecting love, she loses her focus and loses a semi-final match.
The Bettany character goes on to the final, confesses his love for the Dunst character on world wide television just before his match - she leaves the airport and returns to the stadium court just in time to save the day.
At the end of the movie we find out that after admitting love and marrying the Bettany character, the Dunst character resumes her winning ways.
At one point in the movie they visit the public tennis court at which the Bettany character first learned to play. It was all torn to pieces and strewn with trash.
At the end of the movie the Bettany-Dunst team returns to that blasted public court with their two children to introduce them to the game. In the background there is a group of Negroes playing basketball in one corner - informing us of the source of the destruction of the courts, and by implication, of a threat to their future way of life. It is a deft touch!
This is the first movie I have seen in a long time in which a dominant white male gentile over six feet tall is cast in the role of a romantic lead. For that reason alone it deserves special recognition, as the inner party simply does not allow that sort of thing in Hollywood. Gone are the fifties when we had Gary Cooper, Troy Donahue, and Tab Hunter, and many other physically dominant gentile romantic leads over six feet tall in our movies.
To sum up, we have two whites who learn to be assertive, to win, to fall in love and to reproduce.
It is great romance and a great sports movie, and a model of outcomes to which all of our children and grandchildren should aspire.
Buy the DVD when it comes out.
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