'Challengers' Serves Up a Sexy Love Triangle – But Whiffs the Ending

'Challengers' uses tennis as a backdrop for a complex love triangle fueled by ambition and desire.

Zendaya plays Tashi, a former player turned coach, married to one-time rival Art (Mike Faist).

Their relationship with a younger player, Patrick (Josh O'Connor), is shaped by past rivalries and passions.

Director Luca Guadagnino ('Call Me By Your Name') crafts a film about sex, power, and the seductive allure of winning.

Tashi is the most intriguing character, her motivations fueled by her own unfulfilled career.

Guadagnino films the tennis sequences with intensity, mirroring the characters' emotional battles.

While the build-up is strong, the film falters with a frustratingly vague ending.

'Challengers' is worth watching for its performances and steamy premise, but it doesn't quite stick the landing.

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