Monday, February 14, 2011

Wild Target -DVD review

I'd been looking forward to this film. Especially, when I heard Rupert Grint was in it....but I was pretty sure I'd never get to see it. And then I found it at Wal-Mart at a very nice price.

Bill Nighy is better than ever in this film as an assassin, of all things. It is a bit of a dark comedy. Yet, it has a feel of a Graham Greene novel too. Brighton Rock comes to mind. Its like watching 'Pinkie' at 55. Nighy's character has all the expertize of a diligent priest. His mother is beginning to think he might be gay.

Next is spotted Emily Blunt's character as the hap-hazard thief that Nighy is suppose to kill. Naturally, its harder than it looks. She just keeps slipping out of sight. And just when, he might have a change of heart..well, they bump into street person Rupert Grint, who'd prefer a good reefer over anything, yet he can accidentally shoot people. Especially, the bad guys. All three end up in a hotel room together just down the hall from the bad guy who wants Blunt then Nighy killed.

Grint takes a lot of baths in this movie. Truly, its at its best of a real British comedy. And Grint gives such a perfect delivery of his simple lines.

Rupert Everett plays the main bad guy.

STORYLINE: Victor Maynard is a middle-aged, solitary assassin, who lives to please his formidable mother, despite his own peerless reputation for lethal efficiency. His professional routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to one of his intended victims, Rose. He spares her life, unexpectedly acquiring in the process a young apprentice, Tony. Believing Victor to be a private detective, his two new companions tag along, while he attempts to thwart the murderous attentions of his unhappy client.

This one is definitely a keeper for your DVD library.

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