Monday, April 18, 2016

Cinema Clips: Mr. Right

Posted By on Mon, Apr 18, 2016 at 11:46 AM


Yes, this is another one of those hitman comedies. There are many, too many to recount here, so I’ll just get to the point.

This one is pretty good because it has Sam Rockwell and Anna Kendrick in it. Actually, it’s only good because it has Rockwell and Kendrick in it. Kendrick plays a woman just out of a relationship after catching her boyfriend cheating (she has a drunk-closet scene that is very funny). Rockwell plays a hitman who wears a clown nose, dances when he kills, and likes to kill those who hire him to kill because killing is wrong. The two meet in a store and start an unorthodox relationship. They like the same sort of things and both have the ability to catch knives thrown at their face. She finds out he kills people and that sort of complicates things but they still give it a go.

It’s all stupid, well-worn territory, but the leads are good and they pull the material through. Kendrick, who is in a million movies lately (actually, six this year not counting this one), has solid comedic chops and she should be a bigger star than she is. She also brings a bit of the crazy, and it’s convincing. Rockwell is Rockwell and I can think of nobody better to play a dancing hitman. Tim Roth shows up as the guy who trained him. I have no idea what kind of accent Roth is doing at first. It’s sort of a Texan Christopher Walken kind of thing and it sounds pretty annoying. He actually winds up having a pretty good reason for the weird accent, so it’s forgivable. Anson Mount plays a crime lord with anger issues, and he’s one of the funnier things in the movie. It’s all kind of forgettable, but mildly enjoyable while it’s going on. (Available for rent on iTunes and Amazon.com during limited theatrical release).

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