One of the rare instances in which Woody Allen strays from the subject of neurotic New Yorkers and their failed romances – and evidence that variety becomes him. Match Point is set in contemporary London, where a former tennis professional (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) becomes involved with a ridiculously rich family. He marries the daughter (Emily Mortimer) while nurturing a mutual attraction with the son’s fiancee, an aspiring American actress (Scarlett Johansson). What begins as an acute study of upper-crust manners becomes progressively darker. By its shockingly violent end, this has managed to quietly morph into a chilling film noir.