Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Hump Day Hottie: Jonathan Rhys-Meyers

There is a line early in Woody Allen's fine new social climbing drama/thriller, in which Jonathan Rhys Meyers flirts shamelessly with Scarlett Johansson and asks her is she's ever heard that she has sensuous lips. Though Match Point is exceedingly clever it is not what one would call a simple comedy. The audience chuckle that follows then reads as kind of involuntary. Did he really just say that? It's rather like imagining Madonna asking Gwen Stefani if she were aware that she was a global pop icon. Or directing Paul Newman or Liz Taylor to ask a co-star if they were aware of how uniquely lovely his/her eyes are? Yes. And well --right back at you. Only moreso.

Because Match Point is so well made (tightly scripted, beautifully filmed, etc...) I will forgive Woody Allen this momentary lapse. Perhaps he was merely having a Hollywood Ending style blind-auteur moment when casting. Or perhaps he had never seen Velvet Goldmine and was thus unaware of this Irish actors potent and often lethal beauty. But in the future Jonathan Rhys-Meyers should probably never be instructed to refer to a co-stars beauty --even one as alluring as Scarlett Johansson. It's just too distracting.

Match Point: B + The Beauty of Rhys-Meyers: A +

Previous Hump Day Hotties now starring in "awards season":
Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Lady Tottington, Daniel Craig, Viggo Mortenson & Maria Bello, Ralph Fiennes & Rachel Weisz


MOVIEMAD said...

just this:: W O W !!!

Anonymous said...

He is goregous.

But I'm DYING to know what you thought of his performance in Match Point.

And, for that matter, Scarlett's. And Emily Mortimer's.

I NEED to see this movie.

Dr. S said...


Anonymous said...

scarlett johansson:

SHE IS hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SHE IS SOOOOO HOT AND SEXY!!!!!!! Why is there Jonathan R.-M.?!?!?!? - there should be Scarlett Johansson!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

adam k. said...

Because this is a gay-themed blog ; )


hey. i believe in equal opportunity with hump day hotties -- but scarlett will have to wait!

Anonymous said...

The picture is great!!!! Both Jonathan ajnd Scarlerr turn in award-worthy performances.

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