Passion, temptation and obsession explode in this sexy, stylish thriller which charts a young man's rise in society and the terrible consequences of his ambition. The protagonist Chris (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is torn between two women, and on finding no way out, resorts to extreme action. Nola (Scarlett Johansson) is the beautiful struggling American actress who comes between Chris and his rich wife Chloe (Emily Mortimer).
A positive surprise: What begins as a love story turns into a crime film. Not what I would expect from Woody Allen. A very good performance from Jonathan Rhys-Myers who manage to bring his dark side to the screen thru his character. Also look for James Nesbitt as a police man in the final scenes. Good and fascinating entertainment.
Should have watched longer
- Match Point review by JD
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I watched the first 30 minutes and could stand it no more. A tennis coach is spoilt by an over-privileged family and marries their daughter but covets his brother-in-law's girlfriend. Great stuff if you liked Dallas or Howard's End but this upper-class romantic betrayal stuff is not my thing and I ejected before it got to the crime intrigue. My advice would be to get it either if you like Bronte or skip the first 40 minutes.