Writer: Max Landis (Screenplay)
Starring: Sam Rockwell, Anna Kendrick, Tim Roth, James Ransone, Anson Mount, Michel Eklund, RZA, Katie Nehra, Jaiden Kaine
Plot: A girl falls for the “perfect” guy, who happens to have a very fatal flaw: he’s a hitman on the run from the crime cartels who employ him.
Tagline – They just might make a killer couple.
Runtime: 1 Hour 35 Minutes
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Verdict: Fun Action Comedy
Story: Mr Right starts when Martha (Kendrick) learns that her boyfriend has been cheating on her, looking to do something wild she joins her friend Sophie (Nehra) and Julie on a wild night. On the other side of the story Francis (Rockwell) an international hitman on a job in New Orleans who is also a target of Hopper (Roth).
The two meet and strike up a chemistry unlike they have experienced before. As the relationship blossom, Martha finds herself in the middle of a battle between old friends giving her the biggest rush of her life.
Thoughts on Mr Right
Characters – Martha believes her life is going well, that is until her boyfriend cheats on her, going through the emotions like any other broken-hearted person, she ends up going out her way to party. Meeting a new guy she seems to be rebounding perfectly only to find her life turned upside down as she ends up in the middle of the two waring assassins. Francis is an assassin that is in New Orleans, he kills the people that hire him and gets an instant attraction to Martha, he does want out of this world and is known to be one of the deadliest assassins in the world. Hopper has been tracking Francis for years, searching for a way to kill him, he can master of undercover.
Performances – Sam Rockwell shows us once again that he is easily one of the most versatile actors in the business, he knows he is having fun and shines as the assassin. Anna Kendrick once again shows she is wonderful in these rom com roles where she has a quirky side to everything. Tim Roth is great to watch to because his role gets laughs without any sort of interaction.
Story – The story here follows an assassin that falls in love with a girl next door figure and their love is tested when the criminal underworld collides with romantic one. The story does get to poke fun at the genres that are colliding which gets plenty of laughs through the film, nothing runs out of the ordinary, even if Martha is a glorified damsel in distress needing rescuing from her new hero.
Action/Comedy/Romance – The action lets Sam Rockwell turn fighting into a form of dance to stay ahead of his enemies, which is part of the comedy which comes from the colourful characters we are meeting through the film. the romance shows us just how much Francis will change to leave the world behind to be with Martha.
Settings – The film is set in New Orleans which always makes for a great setting for the party scenes and date moments.
Final Thoughts – This is a fun action comedy that gets the laughs needed to compliment the action without either side getting too much attention.
Overall: Action comedy that should be enjoyed.