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Match Point (2006)

Match Point

Overview


Genre

Drama, Thriller

Release Date

January 20, 2006

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

124 min.

Production Budget

$15 millions

Studio

DreamWorks

Official Site

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Cast and Crew


Director

Woody Allen

Producer

Letty Aronson, Lucy Darwin, Stephen Tenenbaum, Gareth Wiley

Screenwriter

Woody Allen

Starring

Story


Scarlett Johansson ("The Island"), Jonathan Rhys-Meyers ("Bend It Like Beckham"), Emily Mortimer ("Lovely & Amazing"), Matthew Goode ("Chasing Liberty"), Brian Cox ("The Bourne Identity,", "The Bourne Supremacy") and Penelope Wilton ("Iris," "Calendar Girls") star in "Match Point," a new dramatic thriller from writer/director Woody Allen.

A one-time tennis pro, Chris Wilton (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) was used to falling just short in his life. But when he befriends Tom Hewett (Matthew Goode) and marries his sister, Chloe (Emily Mortimer), the doors are opened to the kind of money and success that Chris had once only dreamed of. Chris should have settled for happiness, but he is torn by his attraction to Tom’s impossibly beautiful and sensual fiance, Nola (Scarlett Johansson). The attraction turns to an obsession that forces Chris to make a critical choice. Now everything in his life hinges on if Chris falls short again - and whether or not his luck runs out.

"Match Point" is a drama about ambition, the seduction of wealth, love, and sexual passion. Perhaps most importantly, however, the story reveals the huge part luck plays in events, refuting the comforting misconception that more of life is under our control than really is.

Written and directed by Academy Award® winner Woody Allen ("Annie Hall," "Hannah and Her Sisters"), "Match Point" represents a departure for the native New Yorker, the majority of whose films lovingly depict New York an--not always so lovingly--New Yorkers. Crossing the Atlantic for the first time in his film career, Allen set "Match Point" in London, where it was also filmed.

Pictures (12 photos)


Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as Chris Wilton in DreamWorks' Match Point (2005)
Scarlett Johansson as Nola Rice in DreamWorks' Match Point (2005)

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Match Point Premiere - Arrivals
Dec 08, 2005
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Match Point Premiere - Arrivals
Dec 08, 2005

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a fiendishly clever and sophisticated entertainment..”
by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
“..a gripping, fascinating story..”
by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]
“..a reprehensible and misogynist pseudo-thriller that is also aesthetically polished and compulsively watchable..”
by Keith Uhlich [Slant Magazine]