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Match Point: Highly recommended!

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Just saw it, actually a great movie. Best Woody Allen movie in years.
 

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yes. i posted about this film shortly after it came out. i thought it should have been nominated for best film. i believe it may have been nominated for a golden globe (best film).
 

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I totally agree. It's definitely the best movie to come-out in a long time. I love the ending.
 

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I liked it, but I think it should've been renamed. It should've been called Scarlet Johansson's Beautiful Ass in Sevens.
 

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I read that Woody Allen had actually written most of what became Match Point years ago, so I think it's premature to think that Woody is back to producing great stuff like Crimes and Misdemeanors. I did enjoy Scarlett's pouty lips and the exterior of Asprey, though.
 

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This one I don’t quite get. It was like A History of Violence in that monotone story telling with characters I couldn’t care for, so the plot twist came with no relevance. Had this been Match Point instead of Woody Allen's Match Point people would have been less interested.
 

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I agree with the OP. And, contra Rome, what made it interesting to me was not that it was Woody Allen; it's that it was a good movie whether or not it was a Woody Allen movie. I admit that I love a lot of the older Woody Allen movies (comedies don't get much better than Annie Hall), but one of the things that was striking about Match Point was that it was just a good movie, without its creators name either helping or harming it.
 

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Originally Posted by Rome
This one I don't quite get. It was like A History of Violence in that monotone story telling with characters I couldn't care for, so the plot twist came with no relevance. Had this been Match Point instead of Woody Allen's Match Point people would have been less interested.

the characters are very realistic. i meet people like them every day, and you know what? i don't particularly care for them. that's what made the film true. money is the driving force in this film and as i've gotten older i have fewer and fewer friends who don't talk about money all the time. you were not meant to like these characters, only to identify with them. and i think , to some extent, their situations were universal. i'm talking about the leads here, not the peripheral characters.
 

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I didn't know it was Woody Allen, and I also liked Scarlet Johansson's Beautiful Ass in Sevens.
 

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great movie. Saw it in theaters and a couple times on dvd. I appreciate his 'existentialist' take on crime and consequence. I'm usually wary of Allen dramas as his film "Interiors" always comes to mind, which (for me) was his least effective movie. One of the things I enjoy about Allen, which I think can apply to a lot of creatives, is that he really only has a couple films in him, but is great at reinterpreting them into new movies that say the same thing he's said over and over again. His next movie Scoop is also set in London and stars Scarlet J so let's hope her amazing ass gets its proper screentime.

His newest he is filming now(next) stars Ewan McGreggor and Colin Ferrel, once again set in London (guess he's bored with NYC for now).
 

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