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Match Point (2006)

Cast: Jonathan Rhys-Myers, , Scarlett Johansson, , Emily Mortimer, , Matthew Goode, , Brian Cox, , Penelope Wilton, , Paul Kaye, , Anthony O'Donnell, , John Fortune, , Rupert Penry-Jones, , Margaret Tyzack, , Scott Handy, , Selina Cadell, , Colin Salmon, , Steve Pemberton, , Ewen Bremner, , James Nesbitt, , ,

Director(s): Woody Allen

Language: English

Genre: Social Drama

Synopsis

"The man who said 'I'd rather be lucky than good' saw deeply into life. People are afraid to face how great a part of life is dependent on luck. It's scary to think so much is out of one's control. There are moments in a match when the ball hits the top of the net, and for a split second it can either go forward or fall back. With a little luck, it goes forward and you win?or maybe it doesn't, and you lose."

A one-time tennis pro, Chris Wilton (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) was used to falling ... [Get complete synopsis]

 

motleymitch wrote on November 26, 2007, 6:26 pm
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This got a lot of critical acclaim upon release, as Allen's best film in probably 10 years, and it is a good film, however I find that it's

**spoilers**

a rough retread of 'Crimes And Misdemeanors', a much better Allen film. I didn't know anything about this film going in, and I assumed it would be a romantic comedy of sorts, or at least light-hearted, but it is not. The relationships and consequences therein are serious and dire, and this film veered off in a direction I was not expecting at all. The main character is not the sincerest of people, and his solutions to his problems seemed a little extreme, when everything could've been sorted out with a few conversations. I suppose this is necessary to paint the character as a spineless coward, but that seems to contradict his resulting actions.
The cast is good all around, particularly Emily Mortimer as a too-nice sweetie from a family with money, and it's nice to see Allen direct this kind of flick again after so many recent mediocre films, but again, this would be so much better if Allen didn't already have 'Crimes And Misdemeanors' on his resume.
Jefferygn wrote on November 26, 2007, 7:00 pm
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I am a huge Allen fan, but face it, if this didn't have Allen's name on it, no one would have seen it.
Yes, his best film since Sweet and Lowdown, but so what?

Meh.
Papamikey wrote on November 27, 2007, 9:05 am
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WHO CARES about Woody Allen movies???!!

The larger question:

DO you get to see Scarlett Johansen's bewbes!?!?

motleymitch wrote on November 27, 2007, 4:45 pm
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Jeffy, I am stunned that's all you had to say about it.....I figured you woulda picked up on the 'Crimes And Misdemeanors' thread and ran with it!

Mikey, no boobs. Just vag.
(Just kidding)
Jefferygn wrote on November 27, 2007, 8:11 pm
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I agree Mitchy with the C&D's parallel; but coooome oooonnnnn! C&D is so superior, it is an insult to C&D to compare this movie to it!

Bitter bitter jeff.

Scarlet Johansson is super freakin hot, but she can't act.

What's your rating of this movie?

 

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