Match Point

matchpoint.jpgEarlier today I did a little shopping and in my travels I saw that Match Point is out on DVD. I meant to see this movie when it was in the theater but I never got around to it (I’m a busy man). I then made up my mind that I would watch it tonight thanks to the magic of On Demand.

I demanded that my TV play the movie for me and play the movie it did (and so I watched it).

If I didn’t know that this was a Woodie Allen movie I wouldn’t have guessed it. The normal tips that you are watching an Allen movie (it is set in NYC, Woodie Allen is in it, or if he isn’t there is a character that is him) were missing though the themes (love, money, and sex) were par for the course.

Overall, I thought this movie was very well done (though I think that Jonathan Rhys Meyers is kind of creepy looking, which works in this movie). The ending leaves you hanging a bit, but it ties in well with the theme of ‘I’d rather be lucky than talented.’

I know many people aren’t big fans of Woodie but who doesn’t feel like this every once and awhile?

One response to “Match Point”

  1. Yeah, I saw this one on the shelf at Blockbuster (I’m off Netflix, long story–don’t ask) on Friday and seriously considered it, but decided to hold-off for now. I do want to see it at some point, but now thanks to your revealing that it is a Woody Allen movie I will never get to see it. You see Jill hates Woody Allen more than anything else in this world and I can pretty much guarantee that she’ll refuse to view it.

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