Saturday, July 24, 2010

Match Point (2005)

Match Point (2005)
by Woody Allen
starring Scarlett Johansson

The man who said "I'd rather be lucky than good" saw deeply into life. People are afriad to face how great a part of life is dependent on luck. It's scary to think so much is out of one's control. There are moments in match when the ball hits the top of the net and for a split second, it can either go forward or fall back. With a little luck, it goes forward, and you win. Or maybe it doesn't, and you lose.

You have to learn to push the guilt under the rug and move on, otherwise it overwhelms you.


Match Point is essentially a pessimistic fable about the importance of luck over virtue.
I still can't seem to figure out the main character's inner personality. Was he dealing with love and lust? or did he ever felt love with his wife Chloe at all?... 

Woody Allen's masterpiece.


  1. yeah. but it was so beautifully made..
    it had color and flavor like no other~