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Here's the killer comedy hit that's loaded with outrageous fun! For Martin Blank (John Cusack -- SERENDIPITY, HIGH FIDELITY), a hit man stuck in a career rut, attending his 10-year high school reunion is about the last thing he's in the mood for. But when the prospects of rekindling an old flame (Minnie Driver -- GOOD WILL HUNTING) and pulling off one final job convince him to go, things are looking up ... that is, until Martin's arch rival (Dan Aykroyd) shows up aiming to blow the competition away. For hilarious comedy entertainment that's packed with action, GROSSE POINTE BLANK is a surefire knockout!
Hit man Martin Q. Blank (John Cusack) is in an awkward situation. Several of them, actually. He's attending his high school reunion on an assignment; he's got a rival hit man (Dan Aykroyd) on his tail; and he's going to have to explain to his old girlfriend (Minnie Driver) why he stood her up on prom night. This amiable black comedy, cowritten by Cusack and directed by Jonathan Demme protégé George Armitage (Miami Blues), has the feel of Demme's Something Wild and Married to the Mob--which is to say its humor is dark and brightly colored at the same time. Cusack and Driver are utterly charming--as is the leading man's sister, Joan, who plays his secretary. (Ms. Cusack received an Oscar nomination for her next role, in In & Out.) Alan Arkin is also very funny as Martin's psychiatrist. --Jim Emerson
Watched this movie again for the first time in 10 or so years, and very glad that it holds up... just as quirky and fun as I remember!Published 1 day ago by Ken Spokas
One of my all-time favorites - clever, quick, and a dead-on depiction of the angst of "going back" to one's origins.Published 7 days ago by RJB
Subtle humor and negotiable values make for a great satirical hit man movie.Published 21 days ago by Robert W. Inscore Jr.
I still love this movie after almost 20 years. The DVD was disappointing though. No commentary, no special features at all.Published 27 days ago by Paula J. Howley
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Just went out to Best Buy to check this out and it looks like it is the same NON-ANAMORPHIC disc as was previously available, just with a second digital copy disc and updated packaging. It says "Dolby Digital Surround Sound" and "1.85:1 Widescreen" on the package. Compared... Read More
Sep 16, 2009 by Mark David Zahn | See all 6 posts