Besides Johansson, nearly the entire cast of Match Point was British. In film studies, we call it intertextuality, the essence of which is that a work of art film is responsive to other works. Wonderful movie, but not for children. The film "Match Point" -- about a failed professional tennis player named Chris who sleeps his way up the society ladder and in the end has to decide between passionate love and a social career -- tells a bitterly satirical story about a society with a few at the top and the masses at the bottom. Now, decades later, Juliana lives in a Venetian palazzo with her niece, whom she dominates and Morton tries to seduce. Yeah, I feel damn lucky. Just a little bit of blocking.
Match Point: Allen's Tribute to Hitchcock
Anthony O'Donnell as Custodian. It's true that the pacing is a bit too slow and deliberate in the beginning, but that allows it to slowly build to a stunning crescendo. The most obvious departure for Allen is the relocation from his beloved Manhattan to London, or at least, the more photogenic bits of London. He keeps things at a slower pace, carefully spelling out each step that leads Chris to murder Nola. This movie should NOT be rated R. I was engaged throughout the story and felt as I rarely feel a delicious uncertainty of where the characters were headed.
Rhys-Meyers' lover fuming over sex scene
Yes, but very un-Hollywood. Allen's still got it, and he proves that by staying away from his trademark wit and humor, instead providing a tense and troubling film. Why does it seem like she is reading a cereal box? The love scenes in Match Point are fairly graphic by Woody Allen standards. I think it's just lazy on the filmmaker's part to start the movie with the saying about being lucky rather than being good and then proceeded to make a film with 'surprise' twists.
If this movie made you feel uncomfortable, guess what? Oscar Wilde may have been the first to express this idea in his essay, The Decay of Living: About Me Linwood Bradford View my complete profile. At the back of her mind lurks the certainty that this time too, she will fail. And always enthusiastic View my complete profile. The only role she "absolutely wanted to play" was the depressive, cynical teenager in Robert Redford's "Horse Whisperer.