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From a humble background and with traditional values, Irish Chris Wilton is still struggling financially despite being a recently retired high ranked tennis pro.
He has taken a job as a tennis instructor at an upscale London tennis club, although he knows there is a better life for him somewhere down the road.
For some it might not even 'feel' like a Woody Allen movie, that at times it's a little 'slick'.
It still is, however the work of an artist reaching further into his grab-bag with younger, exciting actors, and an interesting use of a (finally) new city.
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. Woody Allen, coming off of hitting his stride again with Melinda and Melinda, goes back to his darker, dramatic side, and makes a story that may seem a little familiar, though not to his discredit.
One thing leads to another, yada-yada, and Chris winds up in a big pickle as he's in a love-triangle between Chloe and Nola.
Allen handles this dilemma with a powerful precision, by building up the relationships Chris has with each girl, and how there is not unbelievability in the set-ups.
The analogies that both produce could possibly be very trite or cliché.
It's not to say a couple of scenes are even cliché (ladies, you know you've seen quite a few movies with passionate kissing in the rain), but I even bought into those scenes.As an American, perhaps, I didn't mind certain things like these.When a filmmaker has this much trust in his script (and Woody, pushing 70 in making this, is not amateur), and has the right cast, it just takes off from there.Those who may not go with the sympathies &/or empathy for the characters may not like the film as much.