Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) R - 2½ Stars

BTW the high school shown was filmed at my Alma Mater, John Marshall High School in Silverlake, CA. But even though, the movie didn't entertain me that much.

Martin Blank (John Cusack) returns to Grosse Pointe, Michigan for a job assignment and to attend his high school reunion. But what does he tell the people he's been doing these past 10 years? He's a hired assassin but he is growing tired of his job. His psychiatrist, Dr. Oatman (Alan Arkin), thinks it's a good idea for him to move back to Grosse Pointe as he is not thrilled having an assassin for a patient. At the reunion he meets his high school sweetheart, Debi Newberry (Minnie Driver), who still holds a grudge against him for standing her up.

Mr. Grocer (Dan Aykroyd), is a fellow hit man that wants to join forces with Martin and won't take no for an answer. Martin has to pull off one final hit.

Buena Vista Pictures
Director: George Armitage
Writers: Tom Jankiewicz, D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink
Producers: Roger Birnbaum, Susan Arnold, Donna Arkoff Roth
I viewed 1/08

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