GROSSE POINTE BLANK: 6.5

What was this? That's what I found myself asking throughout the movie. The baseline plot had all the makings for a great romantic comedy, and the clips they chose for advertising portrayed it as one; and Cusack's occupation as a professional killer added a fresh twist to the comedy. But really it was a dark comedy wrapped around a "boy wants girl back" theme. I guess it was the dark comedy slant that caught me off guard, and if you like dark, odd, comedies you'll probably rate this a little higher than I did. The pace of the movie was erratic, being fast in parts and almost stalling in others. The too many, sometimes too subtle, sub-themes and momentary characters often left me feeling like I had missed something.


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Description: Rated: R

A successful professional assassin decides to take a vacation to attend his 10-year high school reunion in this offbeat comedy. John Cusack, Minnie Driver and Dan Aykroyd star in the fast -paced fun as the killer tries to hide his true identity from his high school girlfriend and her father.