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Match Point - 2005
Tagline: Passion Temptation Obsession
Run Time: 124 minutes
Woody Allen emerged from the moviemaking wilderness in 2005 with his cool, elegant thriller Match Point. The movie is a modern retelling of American literature classic A Place in the Sun by Theodore Dreiser.
Filmed in London with many British actors, the film had a fresh, clear vitality which had become submerged in recent years. Rhys-Meyers supurbly plays an ex pro tennis player who leaves his poor Irish background to climb London society circles.
Scarlett Johansson debuts in Match Point as well, going on to become Allen's female favorite lead for a new slate of movies.
out of 5 stars
Woody Allen catches lightening in a bottle in this dark film.Reviewer: Lucas Everidge July 20, 2009
The passion of mad love and the cold calculations of social climbing collide in Woody Allen's Match Point. Former tennis pro Chris Wilton (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) stumbles into good fortune when Chloe Hewett, the daughter of a wealthy businessman, falls in love with him. But when Chris meets Nola Rice (Scarlett Johansson), a much deeper passion is stirred--and his desire isn't deterred when he discovers that Nola is already dating Chloe's brother. But when their affair threatens Chris's increasingly cozy lifestyle, Chris begins to consider a drastic solution. Match Point starts deftly and ends with cunning.
Match Point Film Trivia & AwardsTrivia for Match Point. You may have known that Match Point was Woody Allen's first movie filmed entirely in England, but did you also know...
Budget: $15m (USA)
Gross:$23m (USA), £1,9 (UK), €4.0 (DE), €9.1 (IT)
Release Date: May 12, 2005 (Cannes Film Festival), Nov 2, 2005 (USA), January 13, 2006 (Italy), October 26, 2005 (France), November 4, 2003 (Spain), November 9, 2005 (Belgium)
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