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Match Point: The Movie

I just saw Match Point yesterday. It's the new Woody Allen movie that's been given rave reviews. I have to say--I don't get it. To me it was a typical love-triangle movie without any suspense to lead up to its shocking ending.

Anyone else see it yet?

Jonathan Rhys-Meyers plays an Irish tennis player (Chris Wilton) who was not good enough for the tour and decides to social climb by taking a job as a club instructor to the rich. Scarlett Johannsen also stars.

The movie central premise is one that Marat fans will scorn: the role of luck in tennis and in life (although I doubt Marat would believe as Chris does "I'd rather be lucky than be good"). There is one set up scene in the beginning of the movie where Chris narrates as a ball hits a net cord: The ball rises in the air, and for a second it could go over the net and you win, or fall on your side and you lose.

There is amusing dialouge about who is the better player, Henman or Agassi Rusedski is also mentioned.

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the movie sucks, stupid love movie

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the movie sucks, stupid love movie
I wouldn't say that it sucks, just I don't get the hype Also it's not a romance but a drama that involves murder.
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I would love to support a tennis movie but he** will freeze over before I support a Woody Allen movie.
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I would love to support a tennis movie but he** will freeze over before I support a Woody Allen movie.
Why is that Just FYI, it doesn't have Woody Allen or a Woody Allen-type character in it. Also, it's set in London not NYC.
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Someone in the movie actually thought Henman was better than Agassi
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Why is that Just FYI, it doesn't have Woody Allen or a Woody Allen-type character in it. Also, it's set in London not NYC.
His wife was his step daughter until he left her mother to marry her. Call me a prude but how do you raise a child from infancy and then take her as your wife? I believe he's now moved to London.

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Personally I can't wait to see it. I LOVE Woody Allen and his films. I prefer not to judge the man for his choices. It's his life and good on him for living it how he wants.
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I watched the movie too two weeks ago.
Personnally, i think it's OK but no more than that.
If I remember well, I think they were comparing Agassi, Henman, and Rusedski on grass. One big lesson to learn from the movie: always think seriously about the consequences of your acts.
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I thought the plot was okay but the peformances were incredible. I loved it.

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I really really wanna see it.
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Leo! Your avatar of Horatio "Sunglasses of Justice" Caine rocks!
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I liked it. It had good acting, was funny and involving, and had a rather compelling twist of direction.

However at the end it was all a bit too cold for my liking.

Good cameo from James Nesbitt though...
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I watched the movie too two weeks ago.
Personnally, i think it's OK but no more than that.
If I remember well, I think they were comparing Agassi, Henman, and Rusedski on grass. One big lesson to learn from the movie: always think seriously about the consequences of your acts.
Funny, I got the opposite lesson from the movie. WA is a nihilist. Probably why he married his adopted daughter.
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Hm...I loved it.

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