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124 min.
Woody Allen
Drama, Romance, Thriller
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6.5% (1:15)
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  1. vasyakha's avatar


    sport category? r u kidding? 12 years 6 months ago
  2. sthuber's avatar


    The ending is a deeply disturbing my reality. I have to search for fortune now. 12 years 8 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar


    In Woody Allen's most recent period of film making, there's definitely a sense that half the films at least are part of a series, and I understand them as exploring the same themes. I watched three of these this week, which I'd put in the same "series" as Midnight in Paris and perhaps even Magic in the Moonlight. Essentially, each film is shot in a different European city/region, and that place's romantic qualities - its spirit, if you will - becomes part and parcel of the action. At the very least, these films are a cinematic travelogue of beautifully-photographed places, but the locations inspire characters, themes and elements of fantasy as well. Another theme that runs throughout is infidelity - sometimes disastrous, others harmless - which may prove an annoying fascination for some viewers. In order of release then... Match Point (2005) isn't typically "Woody Allen" because it doesn't trade as much on charm and humor as most others; it's a drama/romance that takes a sharp, cynical turn at the end. But then, it's shot in a cynical modern London, where the prettiness is all outside of town, and modernity cold and incongruous. It makes sense for the lead character, a tennis instructor with lofty ambitions and the opportunity to marry into money, would so ruthlessly pursue progress. He is his city. The greater theme is luck, and how much it plays a part in one's success (or lack thereof), with a tennis metaphor well used to bring about the lead's final fate. Is London also a city on the tipping point, between ancient romanticism and amoral modernity? The ball is still in the air. As usual, Allen assembles an all-star cast, including Matthew Goode, Brian Cox, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer and Penelope Wilton (is it wrong of me to be so distracted by a Mark Gatiss cameo though?), so expect strong performances. Is it a likable film? No. Is it a respectable effort? I think so. 7 years 11 months ago
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