The film King Richard, starring William Smith in the title role is directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green. It can be considered as a half biopic and half sports film. It is basically written by Zach Bayline on the life of Richard Williams, father of the tennis stars Serena Williams and Venus Williams who also jointly produced the film in partnership with Westbrook Studios, Star Thrower Entertainment, and Keepin’ It Reel.
This 2hr 25 mins long movie was pretty successful in the box office and collected almost $40 million. Even though it could not exceed the budget which was $50 million, the movie was appreciated by the critics, and Smith’s performance was globally praised. Elis, Demi, and Sydney have also drawn the audience’s attention with their screen presence and outstanding acting.
To Watch Or Not To Watch?
The film “King Richard” belongs to the “Drama/Sports” genré and is based on the important facts of Serena and Venus Williams’ life. The theme of the movie upholds a very inspirational story of a father working hard to make his daughters sports champions as well as turning his own dreams into reality as a coach of the budding players.
This movie can also be considered as Smith’s one of greatest works. He has totally devoted himself to the role so much that, at times, it’s hard to distinguish between the reel and real Richard. Smith has successfully depicted Richard’s fatherly image with meticulous details – thick voice, sunk shoulders, and flashy protectiveness. He has effortlessly blended the image of fatherly affection with the strict image of the coach.
IMDB rated this movie 7.5 and 91% by rotten tomatoes. It was appreciated worldwide for its emotional and inspirational storylines, brilliant performances by the actors, and its real-life and real-events-based theme.
When And Where to Watch?
King Richard had hit theatres, all across the world on the 24th of March, 2021. It’s a perfect “to-watch-with-family” kind of movie. Besides, releasing in theatres, the movie was simultaneously released on the OTT platform of HBO Max.
HBO Max is the only OTT platform where this movie is available for all movie enthusiasts to watch from home. To watch it from the comfort of a bed or couch, one has to buy a subscription for HBO Max which costs almost $15/month. Subscribers who purchased the $9.99/month won’t be able to watch the movie immediately.
A Quick Visit to the Plot
The movie has carefully joined the threads of emotion, aspirations, and inspiration. Williams sisters not only have given tennis a new height, but they also have become insanely famous tennis stars. They made some amazing world records in the history of tennis.
The movie, “King Richard” is based on true events where Richard William; a determined father and a strict coach incessantly tries to make his daughters touch the zenith. So dear sports and movie enthusiasts, if you haven’t watched the movie yet, what are you waiting for?