Match Point

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Match Point is a 2005 film about a former tennis pro, Chris Wilton, who falls for a beautiful woman who turns out to be his friend's fiancee and soon-to-be brother-in-law.

Written and directed by Woody Allen.
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Chris Wilton

  • The man who said "I'd rather be lucky than good" saw deeply into life. People are afraid 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 a 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.
  • I got involved with a woman. Very nice. Family's got nothing but money.
  • You can learn to push the guilt under the rug and go on. Otherwise, it overwhelms you.
  • The innocent are sometimes slain to make way for grander schemes. You were collateral damage.
  • Sophocles said, that to never have been born may be the greatest boon of all.

Nola Rice


Chloe: You know it's over a week since we made love.
Wilton: Chloe, I'm beat.

Chloe: Are you having an affair?
Wilton: Of course I'm not. Don't be silly.

Nola: Men seem to think I'd be somebody very special.
Wilton: And are you?
Nola: Well, no one's ever asked for their money back.


  • There are no little secrets.


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