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Mr. Right

2016-07-08 12:28
 

What it's about:

Hyperactive at the best of times, Martha has gone full-on manic since her latest breakup. She babbles, parties like a monster, cooks everything in sight—and is looking to do something terrible when she meets Francis. To anyone else, Francis’s approach would come across as creepy, but Martha can’t help but be intrigued. They seem a perfect match: she’s nuts, he’s nuts. Except, he’s a deadly sort of nuts—he’s a professional assassin. Francis is a hit man with a cause: he unexpectedly kills the people ordering the hits. Just as Martha begins to realise that her new beau wasn’t joking when he said he had to step out for a moment to shoot someone, things start heating up for Francis. His services are solicited by a dubious client who’s being sought by an equally dubious FBI agent. As the bodies pile up, Martha needs to decide whether to flee or join in the mayhem.

What we thought:

I’m going to start right off the bat and say when I saw the poster for Mr. Right I thought to myself, “not another slapstick love story” and yes it is a slapstick love story but it’s actually pretty dark and twisted which makes it cooler than you think.

Sam Rockwell attempts to make a comeback in a role that was absolutely written for him - a cheeky, ego driven, arrogant assassin. 

He’s got enough moves to make Chuck Norris think twice, which is pretty awesome but put a girl into the mix and he changes into putty in a kid’s hand. How predictable.

Anna Kendrick is Anna Kendrick so don’t expect anything new there. But she is still pretty good and strangely enough makes a good girlfriend turned on by her boyfriend’s twisted job, then again what else would you expect from a woman that decides to date a man she meets in a dodgy little convenience store?

The film itself was pretty good. Jam packed with action, romance and humour, no matter what mood you’re in it’s bound to make you laugh. One thing I just can’t look past however is the failure of Tim Roth’s American accent. The guy is known to pull it off but not this time! Okay, yes I will acknowledge that in a portion of the film he pretends to be someone he isn’t, but that is not reason enough to sound like a complete fool.

Never-the-less this flick is your typical Friday night entertainment that you can drag your boyfriend or treat your girlfriend to. If not, wait for it to hit your home screens as the Sunday night movie.



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