Match Point Blu-ray Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Feature 8.0
Video 8.9
Audio 8.9
Total 8.1
Distributor: Icon
Running Time: 124 minutes
Reviewer:
James Wright
Classification: M15+

8.1


Match Point

Match Point is another strange and quirky Woody Allen movie that is a drama/romance/thriller which centres around Chris Wilton (Joanthan Rhys-Meyers) who is a retired tennis professional that now works at a prestigious country club teaching millionaires the fine art of this game.

This is where Chris meets Tom Hewett (Matthew Goode), the son of Alex (Brian Cox) and Eleanor Hewett (Penelope Wilton), a wealthy and over the top family. The family eventually accept Chris as one of their own and he eventually starts a relationship with their youngest daughter Chloe (Emily Mortimer).

This is where the Wood Allen twists start to pop up when Chris is introduced to Tom's fiancé, the beautiful Nola (Scarlett Johansson) and when no one is watching, they soon begin to flirt. Eventually, they both give into their lustful feelings and end up sleeping with each other. Nola confesses that their passionate night of love making was a mistake, however Tom becomes infatuated with her. Eventually Tom and Nola break up, only to come back into Chris' life several years later and makes him question everything about his life again.

The stars of the movie are of course Jonathan Rhys-Meyers as Chris who really falls into his character perfectly and has an aura of maturity around him. Of course Scarlett Johansson is perfect as Nola and it's a role that she was born to play.

Match Point is a tale about aggression and manipulative relationships that only Woody Allen can master and unlike his traditional quirky only tales, the drama/romance/thriller genre truly takes the viewer by surprise, especially as Chris becomes more and more infatuated with Nola.

With so many twists and turns plus that classic Woody Allen dialogue that sometimes goes forever, the movie would also work as a stage play as it's carefully divided into three parts. I must admit that the ending took me by surprise as I was expecting something more clichéd and mainstream Hollywood, however with Woody Allen involved, you definitely need to think outside the square.

On Blu-ray, the video and audio quality is quite spectacular from the high quality images and vibrant colours. Scarlett Johansson has never looked better and the Blu-ray format only just compliments her beauty. Definitely a DVD for those seeking a twist to their standard dramas!






 
 



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