Match Point (2005)
|Match Point is "a winning combination of sex, mystery, brilliant writing and first-rate acting that all adds up to one of the most erotic and exhilarating movies in years." (Maxim).
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 fiancee, 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.
"A genuine triumph...hard-edged and seductive. Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"A winning combination of sex, mystery, brilliant writing and first rate acting. Pete Hammond, Maxim
Editor's NoteFor the first time in his long career, writer-director Woody Allen takes his cast and crew to London, and the European location breathes new life into the normally Manhattan-centric auteur. Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars as Chris Wilton, a former pro on the world tennis circuit who now has his eyes set on a very different kind of prize. After meeting Tom Hewett (Matthew Goode) at an exclusive club, he becomes friendly with Tom's extremely wealthy family, including his powerful businessman father, Alec (Brian Cox) and his attractive sister, Chloe (Emily Mortimer), who is desperate to get married and have children. The only problem is that Chris has fallen hard and fast for Tom's fiancée, the steaming-hot Nola (Scarlett Johansson), an unsuccessful American actress from Colorado who just might share Chris's lustful feelings--a romantic entanglement that could get in the way of his master plan. As he does with his New York-set films, Allen includes many London landmarks, including the Tate Modern, the Royal Opera House, the Queen's Club, St. James Park, the Millennium Bridge, the Palace Theatre, and the so-called Gherkin building, with its marvelous views of the city. He gets splendid performances from his actors, especially Rhys Meyers, who plays Chris with an intense glower, and Johansson, who is brilliant as the sexy, confident femme fatale. Allen is also inspired by Alfred Hitchcock, with several references and homages to the work of the great British director. The soundtrack features songs from LA TRAVIATA, RIGOLETTO, OTELLO, MACBETH, SALVATOR ROSA, IL TROVATORE, and other operas, primarily sung by Enrico Caruso.
|Giuseppe Verdi - Composer|
|Gareth Wiley - Producer|
|Stephen Tenenbaum - Executive Producer|
|Juliet Taylor - Casting|
|Alisa Lepselter - Editor|
|Remi Adefarasin - Director of Photography|
|Jill Taylor - Costume Designer|
|Letty Aronson - Executive Producer|
|Georges Bizet - Source Composer|
|Helen Robin - Producer|
|Woody Allen - Screenwriter|
|Gioacchino Rossini - Composer|
|Jim Clay - Production Designer|
|Gaetano Donizetti - Composer|
|Lucy Darwin - Producer|
|Andrew Lloyd Webber - Composer|
|Woody Allen - Director|