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The film starts off like a more refined version of last year's tawdry affair, "Closer," with Allen exploring the love lives of semi-bored, over-educated filthy rich Brits who when not hopping in and out of each other's beds are hob-nobbing at the opera, the latest art exhibit, or lounging around their lavish estates reading and drinking. Ripley" in its exploration of the class system and Chris' obsession with infiltrating this exclusive and beguiling society.
Thankfully, we're spared all of the weirdness of an atrocity like "Ripley," as Allen keeps it all very clean, sheen, clever and classy.
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.
He is befriended by one of his students, wealthy Tom Hewett.
Rhys-Meyers, who might be the first male lead in an Allen film who isn't a surrogate Woody, does a great job as Chris.
This could be the role that bumps him into stardom.
Anyone expecting a fantastic story with a stellar cast and a knockout ending however, will be thrilled.Johansson and Mortimer are also quite good, with Johansson getting the much showier part, but this is really a one-man show for Rhys-Meyers, with every other character orbiting him.There's also more sex than is usual in an Allen film.In his life with the Hewetts, Chris begins to enjoy the finer things in life.Through it all however, Chris cannot help thinking about Nola Rice, a struggling American actress who he meets at the Hewett estate and who is Tom's unofficial fiancée.