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.