Movie review: Will Smith serves a winner as Venus and Serena’s father in ‘King Richard’

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The story of the Williams sisters’ ascendancy to domination in the sport of tennis is one of those unbelievable tales that no fiction writer would dream up, and it’s due, in large part, to their father Richard Williams. A larger-than-life character and determined dreamer, Richard set his sights on his daughters becoming tennis champions (the greatest of all time, even) and then drew up a 78-page plan to make it happen. The craziest thing? The plan worked, as depicted in the new biopic “King Richard.” Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green and written by Zach Baylin, “King Richard” is a big, traditi…

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