Match Point (Ws)

Directed by Woody Allen
Starring Jonathan Rhys-Myers, Scarlett Johansson

Universal Studios Home Video | May 15, 2012 | DVD

Match Point (Ws) is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 3.
For 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.

Video Release: May 15, 2012

Runtime: 124

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Universal Studios Home Video

UPC: 678149486629

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flawless and hauntingly beautiful - a rare gem. Every once in a long while, a movie comes along that is absolute perfection. Every aspect of it is excellent. It is craftsmanship at its finest. The story will stay with you and the characters will haunt you. It is a movie you will watch again and again.
Date published: 2007-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing truths about life This is one of the best movies I have ever seen. In its look at "luck" as a significant factor in how people's lives are shaped, it is deeply philosophical and meaningful. It is Woody Allen at his best, in my opinion, using the metaphor of a tennis match to talk about life and life's choices.
Date published: 2007-03-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Movie! Match Point is not what I was expecting. I turned on the DVD and waited for a romantic "chick flick", so to speak, and what I saw was something entirely different. It is dramatic enough to satisfy, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers is amazing as Chris, a struggling Irish tennis instructor who wants to make something of himself. He is a very believable character, and it is easy to sympathize with him. The movie has a surprise ending that pleased me very much because it was just that, a surprise. It is not a typical romantic drama in the least; it offers something new and fresh, and I would recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2006-07-04

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Match Point (Ws)

Match Point (Ws)

Directed by Woody Allen
Starring Jonathan Rhys-Myers, Scarlett Johansson

Video Release: May 15, 2012

Runtime: 124

Rating: R (MPAA)

Studio: Universal Studios Home Video

UPC: 678149486629


Edition Description
  • Color
  • Runtime: 124 minutes
  • NTSC (Canada and USA)
  • Originally in English
  • Released in Spanish