Allen pays homage to Dostoyevsky
- Match Point review by PT
If you have read crime and punishment by Dostoyevsky you will know that Allen has too and is obviously a huge fan of the Russian authors work.
A deep film dealing with luck, love, lust and despair.
A young former tennis pro (Rhys Meyers) takes a job coaching the game, whereupon he meets a young aristocrat ( Goode) who befriends him and takes him into the bosom of his family's extremely affluent lifestyle. His new friends quickly become his family when he meets and falls for Goode's sister (Emily Mortimer) and thus is set financially for life. Of course it couldn't be this easy and a problem arises is his infatuation for Goode's fiance Scarlett Johansson.
Great acting by the predominantly Brit cast and a wonderful performance by Johansson as Nola Rice a wanna be actor who likes the drink.
I thought this film was profound and would thoroughly recommend it.
3 out of 3 members found this review helpful.
Love, lust and lies
- Match Point review by CP Customer
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.
2 out of 3 members found this review helpful.
A Refreshing change
- Match Point review by KF
An old fashioned romantic film noir. Executed with English style and charm by a very good cast. A refreshing change from American cocaine snorting, in your face, comic book characters, special effects, sub standard dialogue tedium that seems to have popular appeal these days.
1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.