Sunday, July 24, 2011 | 10:46 pm | 0 comments
Downloaded this to watch.
Conclusion? I LOVED IT.
How could anyone not love this? Starring my all-time favourite Scarlett Johansson and the mighty hot Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, with an intriguing plot, it's a done deal man...
At a turning point in his life, a former tennis pro - Chris Wilton (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) falls for a femme-fatal type - Nola Rice (Scarlett Johansson), who happens to be dating his friend and soon-to-be brother-in-law.
The film started with this quote, and the scene of an empty tennis court. It sets the mood and theme of the film, and it's intriguing. It makes you curious about the quote and how exactly it's justified , and you get sucked into the plot. Easy peasy.
Gotta admit the chemistry between Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Scarlett Johansson is red hot sizzling. Under the guise of teaching table tennis to Nora Rice- Scarlett Johansson, Chris Wilton - Jonathan Rhys Meyers got the opportunity to sidle up to her and act out on his desires. For a moment. Though I guess this is the part where he ascertains that he's in lust with Nora, and he wants to do something about it.
Things were set in motion, emotions were running high, and their attraction for each other finally got the best of them. This rendezvous scene in the rain is definitely the turning point of the movie, when they finally gave in to the fatal attraction which later turned into an affair.
According to Nola, it was a one-time affair thing, but Chris felt differently. He wanted more, something more tangible. He wanted a permanent affair, which Nola was, in the end, agreeable to.
Chris lied to his wife Chloe and rendezvous with Nola numerous times a week, until one day..
The phone call came..
Nola got pregnant. Which in itself is an irony, because his wife Chloe has been wanting to get pregnant ever since they got married. But she didn't, yet Nola did.
The million dollar question is, will Chris leave Chloe for Nola?
For a moment there, I thought he would. I really thought he would.
He seemed to love Nola.
Then I saw through him.
Not when his marriage to Chloe gave him the comfortable life he got so used to, the car, the chauffeur, the high position in his father-in-law's office, all the musicals and Broadway and opera that he so enjoys..
No, he wouldn't leave Chloe, even if he enjoys a much more exciting sex life with Nola.
But the plot took a twist. A surprising turn of events.
He shot Nola.
And her elderly neighbour as well, who was deemed as collateral damage.
I wondered if he ever loved her.
Maybe he did.
Maybe he didn't.
Maybe Nola was simply an affair, someone he was in lust with, not in love with.
But he didn't love Chloe, that much was obvious.
She's nice, perfect wife material with a wealthy dad.
Merely a stepping ladder to the comfortable life he wanted, and he couldn't achieve that with Nola.
If you were wondering whether Chris got arrested for killing Nola and the elderly neighbour..
Which goes right back to the starting quote of the movie.
Chris is a lucky man.
He wasn't good, but he's lucky.