Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Match Point

Date: 24/07/10. Average Saturday.

I genuinely dislike Woody Allen. But I just can't keep myself from watching his films. Match Point is pretty much on the same level as Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Whatever Works for me. I didn't really like either of them. I don't think I get what message Woody Allen is trying to get across, because his 'romantic comedies' suck more than the normal ones do.
A tennis player, Chris Wilton (Johnathan Rhys-Meyers) is at a turning point in his life. He marries a rich young woman, Chloe (Emily Mortimer), but he falls for a glamourous young American woman, Nola (Scarlett Johansson). Problem is, she is going out with his best friend and brother-in-law Tom (Matthew Goode).
People seem to like this the most out of all of Allen's recent works, but I can't really see why. And I know somebody will want to shoot me when I say this, but this movie was extremely stereotypical, totally miscast and stupid. The ending was really stupid. But you know, some of you are into that stuff and I don't hate you for that. Johnathan Rhys-Meyers was less than impressive in the lead role, though he was a good choice for the role. He just didn't deliver as was expected of him, and the role should have been passed on to someone who could have deliviered the goods. Johansson was, well, just the same in this movie, but proved to be quite good as the sort of femme fatale. Unfortunately, I didn't care much for her character. Emily Mortimer was average, but her character turned into a bit of a stereotypical clingy and horrible wife.
All in all, I didn't really get the point of Match Point, or how much tennis had to do with it. Because I thought this was going to be about tennis and romance. But it wasn't.

I don't like Woody Allen. I don't like this movie.

1 comment:

  1. I don't like Woody Allen either (I hate him actually) but something about this really worked for me. I like that the tone is totally different from anything else he's done - I've heard the term "Hitchcockian" thrown around to describe it and I'm inclined to agree. It's dark and the main character is an anti-hero instead of a hero.


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