Scoop is enjoyable light summer fare

After the masterful Match Point, I was intrigued to see what Woody Allen would do for his next movie. I was slightly disappointed, but Scoop is nonetheless enjoyable light summer fare. Like Match Point, this is a murder mystery and Scarlett Johansson plays one of the main characters. This is where the similarity ends. While Match Point was a tense drama that kept you at the edge of your seat, Scoop has a tongue-in-cheek and frivolous tone. Every time the movie goes in investigative mood the music from Swan Lake goes on. It’s silly but cute. Hugh Jackman and Scarlett Johansson act well. I am also happy to report that for once Woody Allen plays the father figure instead of the lead man. His jokes are a bit rehashed from his earlier works but still enjoyable. Go see it, you will be entertained.