The Hit Girl
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I am the mother of 4, but my kids are all >13+ yrs now, so this movie was appropriate for them all to enjoy. No gratuitous language, some violence (after all, it is about a hitman, errr, hit girl!), and some fairly tame strip club action, but overall a movie that parents can enjoy with their teens. There is plenty of humor, subtle humor, not in your face farce humor. I am a sucker for strong female characters who are forced by circumstances beyond their control to conquer their fear and discomfort in order to defend and protect others (a la Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and I have to say, the characters of the hit girl and the niece were strongly written to fit that bill. As the mom of girls, I really appreciate that! I highly recommend The Hit Girl!
The movie in a nutshell -Bill is a hit man ,who takes a job in his old neighborhood.He decides too visit his sister and his niece who still live there.His sister's work allows her too bring home museum .pieces,one of which is a statue of a woman holding scales.Bill is talked into babysitting his movie buff niece ,when his sister is called into work over night. At one point they end up in the same room as the figure.He leans on it and says he'd rather have the problems of a teenage girl as opposed too his own.From going too bed 44 yr old man to waking up 14 yr old girl.Life or is it magic has thrown Bill now dubbed Jessica -quite a large curve .But the job must get done. So begins training ,quite humorously too as those manly heavy dumbbells along with those big guns,aren't going too cut it anymore.Not when his new smaller body can be pushed around by bigger girls.Its the smaller dumbbells,and guns for this kid.Adding too this is learning new life lessons from other girls,niece and his sister. Can she get the job done? Will she go back too normal? Take a chance on this movie and find out.
From the roleplaying game start I knew right away this one was going to be a keeper. Plenty of laughs in this movie all the way through. I only rented it but now I'm going to buy it to watch whenever I want again and again. Just in comparison, the higher budget movie "Switch" does not stack up to the quality and comedy of The Hit Girl as far as I'm concerned and Ella Bowen does a far better job acting the part of the male turned female hero/heroine than any TG/TF movie I've seen by far. Extremely believable acting here and funny, funny, funny. I don't want to ruin the clever comedy but when the two bloody nosed girls came out of the audition house the comment from across the street from the bad guys was absolutely hilarious.
The story itself had me fooled at first since right away you go into it thinking the hit man is the bad guy, which in fact he's not as we later learn. That he has to continue his latest mission even after making a dumb wish that got granted, turning him into a teenaged girl sets up for the upcoming hilarity that is a treasure to watch unfold. The story progresses along at a nice pace and we learn that there's a way to undo the wish - but wait, there's more! Instead of being able to change back right away the new girl has to finish her assassination job and save the day by rescuing a kidnap victim. The transformation device is on the scene by now and things go terribly arwy for one extremely unlucky bad guy (well they're all unlucky by this point). Then as it turns out the transformation device, a statue with scales a.k.a.Read more ›
And I'm very pleased that my money was well-given. This is a fun romp from beginning to end. The story is engaging, the people (except, of course, the bad guys) likeable, the dialogue funny and surprising and the ending was superb. This was worth my time to watch, and I'll enjoy sitting through it again. I'm familiar with an awful lot of the "tg-transformation" tropes, but James Ward managed to surprise me and engage me with a story that, once you accept the premise, never once strained my suspension of disbelief and got me to laugh like hell.
This one is a keeper.
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Had a good time watching it. Tons of nods to 80s sci fi films in the script, laughed several times.Published 10 months ago by Breck R. Mckean
I recently learned about this movie after finding James Ward's YouTube account. After seeing the youtube shorts he's produced I rented this movie. Read morePublished 10 months ago by APhantasm
I loved this movie! Fans of magical age regression and transgender transformation stories definitely won't be disappointed, because this film serves up a few of our favorite tropes... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mindi Flyth
Lol, this movie is terrible on so many levels that its not worth the time to explain.Published 13 months ago by TJS
New twist to FREAKY FRIDAY. Spy touches statute and says, I wish I had the problems of a teenage girl. Then the laughs begin when he wakes up as a teenage girl. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Amanda Felix