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Variety's David Rooney wrote that Johansson's and Travolta's portrayals rescued the film. Reviews of the film were generally positive, describing it as "witty and charming".
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After replacing Kate Winslet with Johansson for the role, Allen changed the character's nationality from British to American.
Johansson found her filming schedule exhausting: Allen cast her opposite Jackman and himself in the film Scoopin which she played a journalism student. The film was a modest worldwide box office success, but polarized critics. Nolan thought Johansson possessed "ambiguity" and "a shielded quality".
Reviews of her performance were mixed; Variety wrote, "[She] essays an engaging heroine",  and The New Yorker criticized her for looking "merely confused" while "trying to give the material a plausible emotional center". It received poor reviews from critics, who deemed it melodramatic, unoriginal, and sexist.
The film was released to tepid reviews, but was a box office success. After some reservations about playing a teenage character, Johansson agreed to the play when a friend convinced her to take on the part. In response, she said that she understood the frustration, but had worked hard for her accomplishments.
The film got mainly favorable reviews, and Anne Billson praised Johansson for bringing depth to a rather uninteresting character. Drama nomination for her performance. Gordon-Levitt wrote the role for Johansson, who had previously admired his acting work.
Johansson was cast in the role of an alien who preys on men in Scotland in Jonathan Glazer 's science fiction movie Under the Skin The film, an adaptation of Michel Faber 's novel of the same nametook nine years to complete.
The Winter Soldier Johansson and Evans wrote their own dialogue for several scenes they had together. The Chicago Sun-Times writer Richard Roeper found the film "funny, quirky and insightful, with a bounty of interesting supporting characters".
The legendary quote machine that is Woody Allen spoke with MTV News about his latest work, why he's got a thing for Scarlett Johansson, and why you might see him playing with an iPhone. Does it feel like these new locales have revitalized you at all? As tempting as it is to think that, it's not really so. And then the funding suddenly dropped in from London.
Then European nations started calling me to work in their countries. I had an offer to film in France and I had an offer to film in Italy, and I accepted an offer to do a film in Spain.
How far back does the idea for "Cassandra's Dream" go?
I had written an off-Broadway play years ago about a family that was very dependent financially on their uncle. In that play, there was no killing or anything like that. But it occurred to me as I was directing it, what if the uncle came to them and beat them to the punch?
When they asked him for a favor, he asked them for one. So that was the germ of the idea. There was a report the other day that said you and Scarlett Johansson are going to be a part of a New York anthology film.
A complete and total fabrication. Made up like a poem by Coleridge. It wasn't even grounded in any conversations or anything. It is true, however, that you and Scarlett have a great working relationship. Why do you think you two click? She just dropped into my professional life inadvertently.
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It was supposed to be Kate Winslet in "Match Point," and at the last minute she was exhausted and called up and said she wanted to back out of it because she'd been doing movie after movie and wanted to spend time with her child. And I understood that completely. I don't think movies should be anyone's top priority. I said, "Sure, no problem.
We were trying to figure out who was available for it, and Scarlett happened to be available.
This all happened over one weekend. As soon as I met her, I had a very good rapport with her. She's very charming, very bright, very amusing. She livens the set up. The minute she walks on the set, the amperage goes up points. She's a great kid and very talented.
She can do dramatic things and jokes if you need her to. Whenever there's a part she could play, she would probably always be my first choice. Are there any other actors high on your list at the moment? I've always wanted to do a film with Reese Witherspoon and Cate Blanchett. They're two people I'm extremely high on. I'd love to find something I could do with them. You've said before you don't get offers to act a lot in other people's films.
I remember there was talk once though that you were going to co-star with Jim Carrey in "Stuck on You. It's the first I'm hearing of it. I've never had a single offer in my long career approaching that.
I've done one or two things over the years for no money as a favor. I've never had any real offers. And you would think there are certain parts around that I'd be a natural for: That's very surprising to me.