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Woody Allen wrote and directed Match Point, but this is not your typical Woody Allen movie. It’s dark and dreary and there’s not a neurotic New Yorker in sight. And everyone sleeps with people who are age-appropriate. The movie is well written, and there are a few lines which are pretty signature Woody. But overall, the whole thing plays very dismal. It comes in at 2 hours, but it feels like 3. It’s heavy, with lots of dialogue, and yet the plot is really full of holes. There is so much that just doesn’t make sense. When that happens it makes the characters look stupid. But there is a point to the whole thing, and the structure is sound, the technical aspects are solid. Scarlett Johanssen is so screen-worthy, her features are flawless and she can act circles around her costars. Definitely thought provoking, though – but better as a rental, during the day, when you’re less likely to fall asleep.

 


 

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Match Point (2005)

R 124 min - Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance - 2 November 2005
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Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor to enter into it. Yet when he must decide between two women - one assuring him his place in high society, and the other that would bring him far from it - palms start to sweat and a dark psychological match in his head begins.

Director:  Woody Allen
Stars:  Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer, Brian Cox, Penelope Wilton, James Nesbitt, Ewen Bremner, Miranda Raison, Margaret Tyzack, Rupert Penry-Jones, Toby Kebbell, Alexander Armstrong, Matthew Goode, Paul Kaye, Janis Kelly, Alan Oke, Mark Gatiss, Simon Kunz, Geoffrey Streatfeild, John Fortune, Anthony O'Donnell, Rose Keegan, Zoe Telford, Scott Handy, Emily Gilchrist, Selina Cadell, Georgina Chapman, Colin Salmon, Steve Pemberton

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Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor to enter into it. Yet when he must decide between two women - one assuring him his place in high society, and the other that would bring him far from it - palms start to sweat and a dark psychological match in his head begins.


Tagline: Passion Temptation Obsession

Genres: Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance

Details

Country:   United Kingdom,   Luxembourg,   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  2 November 2005

Box Office

Budget:  $15,000,000
Revenue:  $85,306,374

Company Credits

Production Companies:  DreamWorks

Technical Specs

Runtime:  2 h 04 min
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