04 July 2006

Match Point

I'm a total Netflix junkie. I know I'm contributing to the demise of all those independent brick-and-mortar video shops, but there's something so satisfying about having DVDs shipped directly to you - it's like getting a little surprise present in the mail.

Anyway, Woody Allen's Match Point was a perfect holiday flick. We've already heard that it's not the standard W.A. fare - no NYC, no W.A., no neurotically insecure characters (as I said, no W.A.). It almost could have been someone else film - except for the soundtrack and typography of the opening and closing credits. However, the message is quintessential W.A. - you can work hard, you can be smart, you can network and make the right moves - but sometimes luck makes all the difference.

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