Match Point

Theatrical Release: January 20, 2006
Match Point


At a turning point in his life, the former tennis pro Chris Wilton (Rhys-Meyers) falls for Nola Rice(Johansson), a femme-fatal type who happens to be dating Tom (Goode), Chris’s friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law.

Dove Review

Shame on Woody Allen! Shame on Hollywood! This film includes a scene in which the main characters are eating at a fine restaurant and they begin to discuss family. One character mentions that a relative had a terrible accident in the past and lost his legs but then found Jesus. Another character says, “He got the worse end of that bargain.” Then they all laugh. How is it that Christianity is so often maligned in the movies? How many movies have you seen malign the Jewish faith or the Muslims? They should not–and that is the point. I am getting tired of the attacks on Christianity. Perhaps something in the Christian faith hits too close to home? This suspenseful tale had a few good moments as the character of Chris Wilton has to decide between two women he desires, and the movie takes some unusual and unexpected turns. But there are sexual relationships outside of marriage, including a scene in which just as the bride at a wedding kisses the groom, she whispers to him, “Just in time. I am going to start showing anytime now.” Throw in the profanities and you have another movie which a family cannot attend. Skip this one.

Content Description

Sex: Sexual relationships several times between unmarried couples.
Language: G-7, J-2, C-4, H-2, D-1
Violence: Two women are shot.
Drugs: Smoking and drinking. Drugs are stolen.
Nudity: Cleavage and undergarments.
Occult: None


Company: DreamWorks
Writer: Woody Allen
Director: Woody Allen
Producer: Letty Aronson
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 124 min.
Industry Rating: R
Starring: Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Alexander Armstrong, Paul Kaye, Scarlett Johansson
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter