A girl falls for the “perfect” guy, who happens to have a very fatal flaw: he’s a hitman on the run from the crime cartels who employ him.
I know what you’re thinking…Grosse Pointe Blank. That’s what I first thought when I found Mr. Right on Netflix, but I like Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell so I figured it would be ok. Besides, my movie options were limited last night.
Mr. Right (2015)
After a going through a painful break up, a woman meets a man who appears to be perfect for her. However, as their relationship develops, she learns that he is a former hit-man. Their new, but genuine relationship is tested even further as they try to save each other after his dark past comes back to haunt him.
Director: Paco Cabezas
Rating -R/ Runtime 1 hr 30
How Was It?
Though the flavour of Gross Point Blank is there (LOVE that movie) Mr. Right is its own movie, and a really funny one at that. I’ve always liked Sam Rockwell, as he plays delightfully quirky characters, especially villains. In this one, he is sort of the anti-villain and he’s brilliant.
Anna Kendrick is fast becoming one of my favourite actresses. Even when she was an unknown in Twighlight, you could see she was destined for greatness. Her self-deprecating humor and larger than life personality radiates through every character she plays. No matter the role, she always nails it–And that voice? Wow I had no idea, but that girl has some pipes. Needless to say she slayed in this flick.
As mentioned before, the storyline isn’t very original, but the writing, talent and characters, more than make up for it. I even need to mention the choreography. Yep, choreography was necessary (I can’t tell you why) and it was spectacular.
My only issue with this movie was that I thought Sam Rockwell was a bit too old to play Anna Kendrick’s lover. I’m not an ageist and their chemistry was amazing, but I found it an odd pairing. Anna often plays the love interest for older men and hey it works, but what if it isn’t intentional? I fear it may be because there is a lack of talented, younger male actors right now and that is alarming. The leading men we know and love aren’t getting any younger. Alas, that’s a whole other post.
Mr. Right was a blast! I loved it. Tons of action, laughs and a splash of romance. It is the ultimate “date” movie because it will appeal to everyone. Seriously, get on your Netflix and watch it. Can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday 😉