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FULL SYNOPSIS

A clandestine love affair sends one man's charmed life into a tailspin in this dark, disturbing drama written and directed by Woody Allen, his first film set and shot in Great Britain and one his few films sans any humor. Chris Wilton (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) is an Irish tennis player with an impoverished background. Just accomplished enough to make his way onto the professional circuit, but not skilled enough to be a consistent winner, he now works as an instructor at a London tennis club. The wealthy Tom Hewett (Matthew Goode), who is as impressed by Chris's charm and good looks as he is by his game, takes a tennis lesson from the young man. Chris's intelligence and wit also make a strong impression on Tom's pretty sister, Chloe (Emily Mortimer), who soon falls for him. It isn't long before Chris and Chloe are engaged to be married, a match that pleases both Tom and his father, Alec (Brian Cox), a successful businessman who believes Chris has a bright future in his firm. However, Chris also feels an overwhelming attraction to Nola Rice (Scarlett Johansson), a sexy blonde from the United States who is dating Tom. Though Nola initially puts up some resistance, Chris gently nudges her in the direction of an affair. Passion soon ignites between the two, and they have a one-time sexual encounter, even as Chris and Chloe plan their wedding. Nola resists, however, when Chris makes additional attempts to wheedle her into bed. Nola drops out of Chris's life shortly before his wedding, but a chance meeting a few months later resurrects the relationship as Chris and Chloe try to start a family. Match Point received its world premiere in an enthusiastically received presentation at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:December 28, 2005

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Scarlett Johansson Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2005 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Scarlett Johansson Best Supporting Actress 2005 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Woody Allen Best Director 2005 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Woody Allen Best Screenplay 2005 Nominee
Online Film Critics Association Woody Allen Best Original Screenplay 2005 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Woody Allen Best Original Screenplay 2005 Nominee

Cast

Scarlett Johansson
as Nola Rice
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
as Chris Wilton
Emily Mortimer
as Chloe Hewett Wilton
Matthew Goode
as Tom Hewett
Brian Cox
as Alec Hewett
Penelope Wilton
as Eleanor Hewett
Ewen Bremner
as Inspector Dowd
James Nesbitt
as Detective Banner
Rupert Penry-Jones
as Henry
Margaret Tyzack
as Mrs. Eastby
Colin Salmon
as Ian
Mark Gatiss
as Ping-Pong Player
Paul Kaye
as Estate Agent
Steve Pemberton
as Detective Perry
Zoe Telford
as Samantha
Rose Keegan
as Carol
Georgina Chapman
as Nola's Co-Worker
Toby Kebbell
as Policeman
Simon Kunz
as Rod Carver
Scott Handy
as Hewetts' Friend
John Fortune
as John the Chauffeur
Nikki Inwood
as Stand-In
Anthony O'Donnell
as Custodian
Janis Kelly
as "La Traviata" Performer
Alan Oke
as "La Traviata" Performer
Miranda Raison
as Heather
Patricia Whymark
as Telephone Operator
Selina Cadell
as Margaret
Geoffrey Streatfield
as Alan Sinclair
Gilly Gilchrist
as Hewetts' Friend
Mary Hegarty
as "Rigoletto" Performer
Steve Morphew
as Stand-In
Philip Mansfield
as Waiter

Crew

Woody Allen
Director
Lucy Darwin
Producer
Gareth Wiley
Producer
Letty Aronson
Producer
Begona Lopez
Producer
Matthew Bristowe
Producer
Sarah Best
Producer
Woody Allen
Screenwriter
Remi Adefarasin
Cinematographer
Alisa Lepselter
Editor
Jim Clay
Production Designer
Jan Spoczynski
Art Director
Diane Dancklefsen
Art Director
Helen Robin
Co-producer
Nicky Kentish Barnes
Co-producer
Stephen Tenenbaum
Executive Producer
Sarah Forbes
Set Designer
Jill Taylor
Costume Designer
Caroline Smith
Set Decorator
Chris Newman
First Assistant Director
Patricia Kerrigan DiCerto
Casting
Juliet Taylor
Casting
Gail Stevens
Casting
Roger Reid
Post Production Supervisor
Richard Goodwin
Second Unit Assistant Director
Steve Mitchard
Driver
Shaun Mills
Boom Operator
Finlay Pile
Assistant Location Manager
Michael Dounaev
Production Executive
Richard Comline
Visual Effects
Sarah Allentuch
Personal Assistant
Darren Thackeray
Driver
Ian Franklin
Gaffer
Carrie-Ann Banner
Assistant Production Coordinator
Ray Bateman
Generator Operator
Carmel Jackson
Makeup
Patrick Sands
Driver
Sue Quinn
Location Manager
Tori Parry
Unit Production Manager
Charles H. Joffe
Co-Executive Producer
Dennis Holliday
Electrician
Peter Glossop
Production Sound Mixer
Rudi Holzapfel
Visual Effects
Aurelia Thomas
Assistant Location Manager
Steve Conway
Standby Properties
Mark Funnell
Best Boy Grip
Joseph Jayawardena
Assistant Location Manager
David Wheal
Casting Assistant
Coll Anderson
Sound Effects Editor
Dave Williamson
Standby Carpenter
Louise O'Malley
Production Accountant
Tom Glaisyer
Third Assistant Director
Dickie Etchells
Title Design
Oliver Goodier
Assistant Art Director
John Adefarasin
Clapper Loader
Ron Narduzzo
Driver
Nancy Cabrera
Foley Artist
Sylvia Menno
Dialogue Editor
David Wahnon
Sound Editor
Clive Coote
Still Photographer
Phillip McDonald
Properties Master
Charlotte Sewell
Assistant Costume Designer
Kim Armitage
Script Supervisor
William Davies
Casting Assistant
Scott Kordish
Post Production Coordinator
Andrew Morley
Visual Effects
Francesca Dowd
Production Coordinator
Maximillian Roeg
Runner
Martin Hobbs
Visual Effects Supervisor
Sallie Jaye
Hair Styles
Sallie Jaye
Makeup
Michael Harm
Location Manager
Jimmy De Brabant
Production Executive
Katherine Fisher
Assistant Editor
Julie Schubert
Casting Assistant
Waseem Barlas
Driver
Lucy Foulds
Location Manager
Claire Saunders
Casting Associate
Eddie Baker
Properties
David Cozens
Focus Puller
Lee Dichter
Re-Recording Mixer
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