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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Chris murders Chloe, their unborn child (probably), and Chloe's neighbour; he gets away with all of this scott free, due to luck]].

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Chris murders Chloe, Nola, their unborn child (probably), and Chloe's Nola's neighbour; he gets away with all of this scott free, due to luck]].


* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: Chris gets away with murdering his mistress Nola and successfully hides his affair from his wife and in-laws, thereby keeping his cushy lifestyle and avoiding all consequences for his heinous actions.''

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* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: Chris gets away with murdering his mistress Nola and successfully hides his affair from his wife and in-laws, thereby keeping his cushy lifestyle and avoiding all consequences for his heinous actions.'']]

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* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: Chris gets away with murdering his mistress Nola and successfully hides his affair from his wife and in-laws, thereby keeping his cushy lifestyle and avoiding all consequences for his heinous actions.''


%%ZCE * ThePerfectCrime
* RecycledInSpace: Film/CrimesAndMisdemeanors without the comedy which reflects Allen's regrets for not making that movie with only Martin Landau's storyline.

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ThePerfectCrime: What Chris tries to achieve [[spoiler:And he ultimately does]].
* ThePhilosopher: Chris believes that sacrifices can be justifed if they're made for a higher goal and makes several references to scientific discovery and philosophers, namely Sophocles and Dostoevsky and also has a [[StrawNihilist philosophy of his own]].
* RecycledInSpace: Film/CrimesAndMisdemeanors ''Film/CrimesAndMisdemeanors'' without the comedy which reflects Allen's regrets for not making that movie with only Martin Landau's storyline.


--> '''Chris''': Sophocles said [[spoiler: ''to never have been born may be the greatest boon of all'']].

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--> '''Chris''': Sophocles said [[spoiler: ''to "to never have been born may be the greatest boon of all'']].all"]].


%ZCE * HotterAndSexier: The casting, compared to what Allen had typically used before.

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%ZCE * HotterAndSexier: The casting, compared to what Allen had typically used before.



* StrawNihilist: The main character, who sees the world as completely amoral, and at one points admits that getting caught might actually at least demonstrate that there's some justice in the world. [[spoiler:He isn't.]] The idea of turning himself in doesn't seem to have come up...
--> '''Chris:''' It would be fitting if I were apprehended... and punished. At least there would be some small sign of justice - some small measure of hope for the possibility of meaning.

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* StrawNihilist: The main character, who sees the world as completely amoral, amoral and random, and at one points admits that getting caught might actually at least demonstrate that there's some justice in the world. [[spoiler:He isn't.]] The idea of turning himself in doesn't seem to have come up...
--> '''Chris:''' '''Chris''': It would be fitting if I were apprehended... and punished. At least there would be some small sign of justice - some small measure of hope for the possibility of meaning.
--> '''Chris''': Scientists are confirming more and more that all existence is here by blind chance. No purpose, no design.
** [[spoiler: That's also how he justifies killing his unborn baby]]:
--> '''Chris''': Sophocles said [[spoiler: ''to never have been born may be the greatest boon of all'']].



* TearsOfRemorse: [[spoiler:Chris ''does'' feel some regret for his atrocious crime, and is visibly haunted by what he's done. Still, he claims that "You can learn to sweep the guilt under the rug and go on. Otherwise it overwhelms you." So he's still edging pretty close to monster territory.]]

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* TearsOfRemorse: [[spoiler:Chris [[spoiler: Chris ''does'' feel some regret for his atrocious crime, and is visibly haunted by what he's done. Still, he claims that "You can learn to sweep the guilt under the rug and go on. Otherwise it overwhelms you." So he's still edging pretty close to monster territory.]]


* BrokenBird: Nola already isn't happy at the beginning of the movie: she doesn't come from a loving family, is struggling with her career and finances, her in-laws look down on her and she is dumped by Tom. Then she gets into an affair with the married Chris and her life turns even worse, as she wants/expects him to leave his wife for her but he doesn't, and she gets unintentionally pregnant with him (or at least she says so). By the end of the movie, she is desparate about her situation.

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* BornLucky: [[spoiler: How Chris ultimately escapes justice]].
* BrokenBird: Nola already isn't happy at the beginning of the movie: movie she doesn't come from a loving family, is struggling with her career and finances, her in-laws look down on her and she is dumped by Tom. Then she gets into an affair with the married Chris and her life turns even worse, as she wants/expects him to leave his wife for her but he doesn't, and she gets unintentionally pregnant with him (or at least she says so). By the end of the movie, she is desparate about her situation.


* YourCheatingHeart: Chris starts an affair with Nola when he's engaged with Chloe, and keep pursuing Nola after he marries Chloe.

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* YourCheatingHeart: Chris starts an affair with Nola when he's engaged with Chloe, and keep keeps pursuing Nola after he marries Chloe.


* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: For Chris and Chloe.]]
* BettyAndVeronica: Chloe (Betty) and Nola (Veronica). [[spoiler:A very dark take on the trope, resolved with Archie murdering Veronica]].
* BrokenBird: Nola.
* CatapultNightmare: Investigative cop upon DreamingTheTruth (see below).
* TheCutie: Chloe.
* DarkerAndEdgier: Than most Woody Allen movies.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Chris begins an affair with Nola, getting her pregnant, and then murders her to keep things quiet. He gets away with it by pure luck.]]
* DreamingTheTruth: [[spoiler:An investigating cop figures out what Chris did, but a lucky break leads to him dismissing the idea.]]
* FakingAndEntering

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* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler: For Chris and, especially, Chloe are desparate to get pregnant. They [[LawOfInverseFertility don't succeed in getting pregnant]] [[spoiler:during most of the movie, but at the very end, Chloe has given birth to their baby and Chloe.]]
it's hinted they are already thinking about having another baby]]. The Trope is both played straight and subverted, because [[spoiler:while Chloe is extremely happy with the baby, Chris seems to have mixed feelings when looking at the baby]].
* BettyAndVeronica: Chloe (Betty) and Nola (Veronica). [[spoiler:A Chris (Archie) is married to the former (whom he openly says he actually finds boring/annoying) and cheats with the latter (who is sexier). A very dark take on the trope, resolved [[spoiler:resolved with Archie murdering Veronica]].
* BrokenBird: Nola.
Nola already isn't happy at the beginning of the movie: she doesn't come from a loving family, is struggling with her career and finances, her in-laws look down on her and she is dumped by Tom. Then she gets into an affair with the married Chris and her life turns even worse, as she wants/expects him to leave his wife for her but he doesn't, and she gets unintentionally pregnant with him (or at least she says so). By the end of the movie, she is desparate about her situation.
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* CatapultNightmare: Investigative cop upon DreamingTheTruth (see below).
%%ZCE * TheCutie: Chloe.
%%ZCE * DarkerAndEdgier: Than most Woody Allen movies.
* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Chris Chris begins an affair with Nola, getting [[spoiler:gets her pregnant, and then murders her to keep things quiet. He completely gets away with it this, by pure luck.]]
luck. Meanwhile, his wife Chloe has his baby and doesn't have a clue even about his affair, let alone he murdered Nola, and his in-laws still love him]].
* DreamingTheTruth: [[spoiler:An The cop investigating cop figures out what Nola and her neighbour's murder, dreams about [[spoiler:that Chris did, but a lucky break leads to him dismissing murdered Nola, which is what happened (but then the idea.]]
ring Chris stole is found on a deceased homeless man, so he and his partner dismiss Chris as a suspect)]].
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* FakingAndEntering



* GoldDigger: Chris.
* HotterAndSexier: The casting, compared to what Allen had typically used before.
* IAmVeryBritish: Greatly so. Chris is supposed to be Irish, but even though his actor is Irish, he himself doesn't sound it.

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* GoldDigger: Chris.
Chris openly says he doesn't even really like Chloe but doesn't want to leave her because his very rich in-laws give him access to a luxurious lifestyle.
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* HotterAndSexier: The casting, compared to what Allen had typically used before.
* IAmVeryBritish: Greatly so. Chris is supposed to be Irish, but even though his actor is Irish, he himself doesn't sound it.speaks with a British accent and tries as hard as he can to be like his upper-class London in-laws and co-workers.



* KarmaHoudini: Big time.

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* KarmaHoudini: Big time.[[spoiler:Chris murders Chloe, their unborn child (probably), and Chloe's neighbour; he gets away with all of this scott free, due to luck]].



%%* ThePerfectCrime

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%%* %%ZCE * ThePerfectCrime



* RomanticRain: Chris and Nola first have sex in a wheat field during a storm.

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* RomanticRain: Chris and Nola first have sex in a wheat field during a storm.in heavy rain.



* UpperClassTwit: Tom, though more subdued than other examples of the trope.



* YourCheatingHeart

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* YourCheatingHeart
YourCheatingHeart: Chris starts an affair with Nola when he's engaged with Chloe, and keep pursuing Nola after he marries Chloe.


* TheRemake: The film is based on theMartin Landau plot of ''Film/CrimesAndMisdemeanors'', Allen having in the past said that he thought that film would have been stronger had it focused solely on Landau's character, omitting the second storyline that starred Allen himself. However, at least one critic disagreed, noting that whereas Landau's character Judah in the earlier film starts out feeling guilty about the bad things he does, and only later on has a FaceHeelTurn, Chris in ''Match Point'' is [[spoiler: EvilAllAlong]].
** It's also a quasi Remake / SpiritualSuccessor to the novel ''Literature/AnAmericanTragedy'' (filmed as ''A Place In The Sun''), [[spoiler: with the exception that unlike in the novel/film, the VillainProtagonist gets away with it]].



* TheRemake: The film is based on the Martin Landau plot of ''Film/CrimesAndMisdemeanors'', Allen having in the past said that he thought that film would have been stronger had it focused solely on Landau's character, omitting the second storyline that starred Allen himself. However, at least one critic disagreed, noting that whereas Landau's character Judah in the earlier film starts out feeling guilty about the bad things he does, and only later on has a FaceHeelTurn, Chris in ''Match Point'' is [[spoiler: EvilAllAlong]].
** It's also a quasi Remake / SpiritualSuccessor to the novel ''Literature/AnAmericanTragedy'' (filmed as ''A Place In The Sun''), [[spoiler: with the exception that unlike in the novel/film, the VillainProtagonist gets away with it]].



* SympatheticAdulterer: [{{Played with}}. At first Chris' affair with Nola comes off as an depressed guy finding a new lease on life with a more interesting woman. [[spoiler: And then it turns into a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] when we start to see how emotionally neglectful towards his wife he is. And then it gets flat out {{subverted}} when Chris refuses to leave his wife for Nola because it would mean sacrificing his cushy lifestyle.]]

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* SympatheticAdulterer: [{{Played {{Played with}}. At first Chris' affair with Nola comes off as an depressed guy finding a new lease on life with a more interesting woman. [[spoiler: And then it turns into a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] when we [[spoiler:we start to see how emotionally neglectful towards his wife he is. is]]. And then it gets flat out {{subverted}} when Chris [[spoiler:Chris refuses to leave his wife for Nola because it would mean sacrificing his cushy lifestyle.]]


* TheRemake: The film is based on the Creator/MartinLandau plot of ''Film/CrimesAndMisdemeanors'', Allen having in the past said that he thought that film would have been stronger had it focused solely on Landau's character, omitting the second storyline that starred Allen himself. However, at least one critic disagreed, noting that whereas Landau's character Judah in the earlier film starts out feeling guilty about the bad things he does, and only later on has a FaceHeelTurn, Chris in ''Match Point'' is [[spoiler: EvilAllAlong]].
** It's also a quasi Remake / SpiritualSuccessor to the novel ''Literature/AnAmericanTragedy'' (filmed as ''A Place In The Sun''), [[spoiler: with the exception that unlike the novel/film, the VillainProtagonist gets away with it]].

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* TheRemake: The film is based on the Creator/MartinLandau theMartin Landau plot of ''Film/CrimesAndMisdemeanors'', Allen having in the past said that he thought that film would have been stronger had it focused solely on Landau's character, omitting the second storyline that starred Allen himself. However, at least one critic disagreed, noting that whereas Landau's character Judah in the earlier film starts out feeling guilty about the bad things he does, and only later on has a FaceHeelTurn, Chris in ''Match Point'' is [[spoiler: EvilAllAlong]].
** It's also a quasi Remake / SpiritualSuccessor to the novel ''Literature/AnAmericanTragedy'' (filmed as ''A Place In The Sun''), [[spoiler: with the exception that unlike in the novel/film, the VillainProtagonist gets away with it]].



--> '''Chris:''' It would be fitting if I were apprehended...and punished. At least there would be some small sign of justice - some small measure of hope for the possibility of meaning.

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--> '''Chris:''' It would be fitting if I were apprehended... and punished. At least there would be some small sign of justice - some small measure of hope for the possibility of meaning.



* SympatheticAdulterer: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]], at first Chris' affair with Nola comes off as an depressed guy finding a new lease on life with a more interesting woman. [[spoiler: And then it turns into a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] when we start to see how emotionally neglectful towards his wife. And then it gets flat out [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] when Chris refuses to leave his wife for Nola because it would mean sacrificing his cushy lifestyle.]]

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* SympatheticAdulterer: [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]], at [{{Played with}}. At first Chris' affair with Nola comes off as an depressed guy finding a new lease on life with a more interesting woman. [[spoiler: And then it turns into a [[DeconstructedTrope deconstruction]] when we start to see how emotionally neglectful towards his wife. wife he is. And then it gets flat out [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] {{subverted}} when Chris refuses to leave his wife for Nola because it would mean sacrificing his cushy lifestyle.]]

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* SurprisinglySuddenDeath: [[spoiler:Nola has no time to react when Chris blasts her with a shotgun]]. No exchange of quips or FamousLastWords.


* TheRemake: The film is based on the Creator/MartinLandau plot of ''CrimesAndMisdemeanors'', Allen having in the past said that he thought that film would have been stronger had it focused solely on Landau's character, omitting the second storyline that starred Allen himself. However, at least one critic disagreed, noting that whereas Landau's character Judah in the earlier film starts out feeling guilty about the bad things he does, and only later on has a FaceHeelTurn, Chris in ''Match Point'' is [[spoiler: EvilAllAlong]].

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* TheRemake: The film is based on the Creator/MartinLandau plot of ''CrimesAndMisdemeanors'', ''Film/CrimesAndMisdemeanors'', Allen having in the past said that he thought that film would have been stronger had it focused solely on Landau's character, omitting the second storyline that starred Allen himself. However, at least one critic disagreed, noting that whereas Landau's character Judah in the earlier film starts out feeling guilty about the bad things he does, and only later on has a FaceHeelTurn, Chris in ''Match Point'' is [[spoiler: EvilAllAlong]].



* RecycledInSpace: [[spoiler: CrimesAndMisdemeanors without the comedy]] which reflects Allen's regrets for not making that movie with only Martin Landau's storyline.

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* RecycledInSpace: [[spoiler: CrimesAndMisdemeanors Film/CrimesAndMisdemeanors without the comedy]] comedy which reflects Allen's regrets for not making that movie with only Martin Landau's storyline.


* LawOfInverseFertility: Married couple Chloe and Chris try unsuccessfully for a baby for several months, whereas [[spoiler: Nola gets pregnant after having unprotected sex with Chris ''once''. Ironically, Chloe does eventually conceive, but only after Nola's death.]]

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* LawOfInverseFertility: Married couple Chloe and Chris try unsuccessfully for a baby for several months, whereas [[spoiler: Nola gets pregnant after having unprotected sex with Chris ''once''.''once'' (she also mentions two previous unplanned pregnancies by Tom in the past that she aborted). Ironically, Chloe does eventually conceive, but only after Nola's death.]]



* StrawNihilist: The main character, who sees the world as completely amoral, and at one points admits that getting caught might actually at least demonstrate that there's some justice in the world. [[spoiler:He isn't.]]

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* StrawNihilist: The main character, who sees the world as completely amoral, and at one points admits that getting caught might actually at least demonstrate that there's some justice in the world. [[spoiler:He isn't.]]]] The idea of turning himself in doesn't seem to have come up...

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