A scatterbrained ditz on the rebound finally finds the man of her dreams, except (quibble quibble) he’s a paid assassin. Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell brighten up this mean-spirited, forced screwball fantasy, but there’s only so much they can do. The film’s most cringe-worthy moments involve Kendrick dumbing her smart self down for the material. Sam wears a clown nose when he works, for no discernible reason except maybe for the movie poster. Marrying a cutesy concept to this kind of pointless violence is a hard thing to pull off, and while this one’s got plenty of attitude, it just feels wrong. (93 min)
About Don Morton
Don Morton has viewed some 6,000 movies, frequently awake. A bachelor and avid cyclist, he currently divides his time between Tokyo and a high-tech 4WD super-camper somewhere in North America.