Zendaya's 'Challengers' serves up saucy melodrama – and some good tennis, too

Saucy tennis melodrama "Challengers" is all about the emotional games we play with one another, however there are plenty of volleys, balls, and close-up sweat globules for those who like jockstraps over metaphors.  

Italian filmmaker Luca Guadagnino ("Call Me By Your Name") gives the sports movie an art-house twist, with heated competition, even fiercer personalities,  

athletic audacity set to the thumping beats of a techno-rific Trent Reznor/Atticus Ross score. "Challengers" (★★★ out of four; rated R;  

concentrates on the love triangle two doubles partners-turned-rivals (Mike Faist and Josh O'Connor) and a teen wunderkind (Zendaya).   

. The film explores how lust, ambition, and power dynamics change their relationships over the course of 13 years.  

The film begins with Art (Faist) and Tashi (Zendaya) as the It couple of professional tennis: He's aiming for a U.S. Open title,  

To boost his confidence after previous losses, Tashi puts Art in a lower-level event that he can win - until he encounters ex-bestie Patrick (O'Connor) in the final.  

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