By EW Staff
Updated August 11, 2005 at 04:00 AM EDT

It must be something in the water. After ditching his longtime cinematic stomping grounds in Manhattan for cheery ol’ London, Woody Allen has produced the unexpected: a dramedy about love, marriage, and tennis (costarring Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Rhys Meyers) that’s actually good.

(For a full preview of December films, check out Entertainment Weekly’s Holiday Movies issue, out in November 2005.)