Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Hit and Run - DVD Review

Starring Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold, Kristen Chenoweth, Joy Bryant, Michael Rosenbaum, Beau Bridges, Ryan Hansen, David Koechner, Jess Rowland, Carly Hatter, Sean Hayes and Jason Bateman. Directed by Dax Shepard & David Palmer.


Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard have been a couple for years, so here comes along this home movie that shows off Dax's car collection and features their friends stopping by for roles of various sizes. (I'm actually surprised Johnny Knoxville and Jason Segal didn't cameo.)

Shepard plays Charlie, a man in witness protection who falls in love with Annie (Bell).  Annie has a great job opportunity in L.A., and Charlie agrees to move with her to L.A. and leave witness protection. Ah, but it turns out Annie has a jealous ex-boyfriend who Googles Charlie under his real name and finds the men he testified against.  So we are now in a road movie where one car plans to kill the people in the other car.

Tonally it has this 2 Days in the Valley vibe to it, a date movie with faux-Tarantino flavorings. It's primarily a comedy that is never quite funny. It has a lot of setup for some places where laughs should be, and most of my entertainment came from trying to figure out which cast members know Shepard or Bell from what.

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