“Match Point”

matchpoint.jpgBrian Cox
Matthew Goode
Scarlett Johansson
Emily Mortimer
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Penelope Wilton
Ewen Bremner
James Nesbitt
Rupert Perry-Jones

R           124min           2005

”Match Point”is about Chris (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is being torn apart by his desire for two very different women, Marrying Chloe (Emily Mortimer) will bring him a life of wealth and success, but his true passion lies with his brother-in-law’s fiancée, the stunningly sensuous but unpredictable Nola (Scarlett Johansson). Pulsing with tension, Match Point rides the dangerous line between ambition and obsession to an ending as surprising as it is chilling. – from the back cover

This is a film that I thought was going one way and went another. Woody Allen assembled a top notch cast to handle this dark subject matter. Woody Allen creates a film that is intriguing, twist very quickly on the viewer. Using tennis as a backdrop it goes to show how lucky plays an interesting factor in our lives.

”Match Point” is written and directed by Woody Allen, having seen very few of his film and not liking the ones I saw. This is one that shows me why people are always commenting on how great Woody Allen is. The twist and turns that this film makes come quick and are shocking to the viewer.

Woody Allen uses tennis as a backdrop to illustrate how luck factors into our lives. Many times throughout this film if luck hadn’t been on Chris Wilton side he would have been done in. It also showed how easily we become a custom to things and the obsessive lengths people will go through to keep it. Many times through the film you will question the motive of these characters an wonder how they let him or her self get into those situation.

I give it 4/5 Gs.

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