Movies: Scarlett Johansson: Match Point

Match Point

She's blond, she's curvaceously configured, and she has those remarkably proportioned lips. Naturally, in tabloid land, they figure Scarlett Johansson for the latest in the long line of movie bombshells dating back at least to Jean Harlow. That is an image that her appearance as Nola Rice, tragic fulcrum of the plot Woody Allen has devised for his well-received new movie, Match Point, is bound to enhance—except with Johansson herself: "I never think about that stuff. I like to think of myself as, I go to work and I act. It's my professional life."

Match Point, as it happened, was a...

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