Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wild Target

Directed by : Jonathan Lynn (my cousin Vinny)

Starring: Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Everett and Rupert Grint

Remake of a French farce which has sadly lost a lot in translation.
Following an audacious art theft, small-time scammer, Rose (Emily Blunt) sells art crook, Ferguson (Rupert Everett) a forged Rembrandt. Keen for revenge he hires professional hit man Victor Maynard (Bill Nighy) but after the hit goes pear-shaped, the debonair Maynard discovers he has lost the killer spirit and has a crush on Rose. Further complications arise when Tony (Rupert Grint) =Victor’s hapless, de-facto son, witnesses his father in action . Martin Freeman (The Office) has a small part as the rival assassin sent to kill Victor and Rose. Not nearly so good as previous comedies of the same genre, but quirky enough and with the odd flash of black humour, to keep most in the audience, mildly amused.

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