Match Point [DVD] [2005]

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  • Release Date: 04/25/2006
  • Rating: R
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Match Point
A clandestine love affair sends one man's charmed life into a tailspin in this dark, disturbing drama written and directed by Woody Allen, his first film set and shot in Great Britain and one his few films sans any humor. Chris Wilton (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) is an Irish tennis player with an impoverished background. Just accomplished enough to make his way onto the professional circuit, but not skilled enough to be a consistent winner, he now works as an instructor at a London tennis club. The wealthy Tom Hewett (Matthew Goode), who is as impressed by Chris's charm and good looks as he is by his game, takes a tennis lesson from the young man. Chris's intelligence and wit also make a strong impression on Tom's pretty sister, Chloe (Emily Mortimer), who soon falls for him. It isn't long before Chris and Chloe are engaged to be married, a match that pleases both Tom and his father, Alec (Brian Cox), a successful businessman who believes Chris has a bright future in his firm. However, Chris also feels an overwhelming attraction to Nola Rice (Scarlett Johansson), a sexy blonde from the United States who is dating Tom. Though Nola initially puts up some resistance, Chris gently nudges her in the direction of an affair. Passion soon ignites between the two, and they have a one-time sexual encounter, even as Chris and Chloe plan their wedding. Nola resists, however, when Chris makes additional attempts to wheedle her into bed. Nola drops out of Chris's life shortly before his wedding, but a chance meeting a few months later resurrects the relationship as Chris and Chloe try to start a family. Match Point received its world premiere in an enthusiastically received presentation at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Scarlett Johansson
    Scarlett Johansson - Nola Rice
  • Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
    Jonathan Rhys-Meyers - Chris Wilton
  • Emily Mortimer
    Emily Mortimer - Chloe Hewett Wilton
  • Matthew Goode
    Matthew Goode - Tom Hewett
  • Brian Cox
    Brian Cox - Alec Hewett

Overall customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Woody Allen's Best in Years


    Writer/director Woody Allen isn't in it, and there's not a laugh anywhere to be found, but "Match Point" is easily the Woodman's best movie in years. Lots of years. Jonathan Rhys Meyers is excellent as a subtle but Steerpikishly snakey social-climber who marries into money despite being in love with his new brother-in-law's fiancee. That object of desire is the radiantly golden Scarlett Johansson, but Allen doesn't exactly put her on a pedestal. Her character is somewhat crass, slightly shrewish, and possessed of a few unseemly secrets. Everything about this suspenseful love triangle is enjoyable, especially the delicious tension of waiting for the, ahem, "tennis ball" to hit the fan. As always, Allen the director adamantly refuses to move the camera, but this static approach does a good job of reflecting the constricted husband's quiet desperation in his too-comfortable new surroundings. The third act goes into territory you won't be expecting (unless other reviews have ruined the surprise, which unfortunately is quite likely). And something that happens by an incredibly lucky coincidence seems a little too handy, but fits nicely with the movie's theme that it's better to be lucky than to be good. Recommended!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well done

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    Interesting and captivating and elucidating the pros and cons of secret love affair.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great movie


    It is a great movie i recommened it . Full of passion and suspense scarlett johansson was incredible

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