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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Reveals the physical, emotional, and psychological strength one needs to play professional tennis, as well as the commitment to the sport required to become a top player.
Positive Role Models
All the featured players are talented, and deal with pressure in their own ways. However, some cope better than others at different points throughout the season. Some work at it every day, while others find alternative ways to successfully play professionally.
The players profiled are men and women who come from various countries, races, and ethnicities.
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Violence & Scariness
Archive footage, as well as matches recorded for the series, show tempers flaring, people yelling, things occasionally getting thrown, and tears sometimes flowing out of frustration. Players twist ankles, collapse, etc. while playing.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Players are sometimes shows kissing their significant others.
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Words like "hell" and "a--hole," and curses like "s--t" and "f--k" are audible or visible in subtitles. Rude gestures are also shown.
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Products & Purchases
The series is a promotional vehicle for the featured players. Sponsor logos for endless companies like Adidas, Kia, Nike, Original Penguin, Boss, Rolex, Emirates, Mastercard, Asics, Wilson, etc. are visible throughout.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol is briefly visible; drinking too much as a way of coping with pressure is discussed in one episode.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Break Point is a docuseries that follows top tennis players from around the world during the 2022 tennis season. There's lots of cursing, and occasionally match footage shows athletes yelling, throwing things, and breaking rackets. Drinking is briefly visible and discussed in one episode. Endless sponsor logos, including Nike, Adidas, Asics, Wilson, Rolex, Mastercard, Boss, Emirates, etc. are visible on clothing, equipment, and at venues. The overall series is a promotional vehicle for the featured athletes, too. Nevertheless, Break Point is an insightful look into the lives of professional tennis players, and the work it takes to be a successful one.
Is It Any Good?
The voyeuristic TV documentary series follows a diverse group of top athletes from all over the world playing hard in hopes of taking the place of a generation of tennis legends. As they tour with the WTA (Women's Tennis Association), ATP (men's professional tennis circuits), and play the four Grand Slams -- the Australian Open, Roland-Garros (aka the French Open), Wimbledon, and the U.S. Open -- viewers can see how each of them deal with injuries, cope with never-ending pressure, and navigate controversies and opportunities as they arise throughout the season. But in addition to underscoring how physically, emotionally, and psychologically grueling the life of a professional tennis player can be while noting the commitment required to be a top-seed, Break Point looks at the overall world of the professional tennis community and the relationships within it. Those less enthusiastic about the sport may find it a little tedious after a few episodes, but tennis fans will enjoy watching the overall production from start to finish.
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Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.