Sunday, July 24, 2011

Wild Target

Starring: Bill Nighy, Emily Blunt, Rupert Grint, Rupert Everett
Genre: Comedy

Bill Nighy plays solitary hitman Victor Maynard, who is hired to kill charming art thief Rose (Emily Blunt) after she rips off Rupert Everett in a cunning heist. Instead, he becomes intrigued and slowly falls for her. Along the way, they meet Tony (Harry Potter's Rupert Grint) who is quite happy to become Victor's apprentice, thinking that he's a private detective, not a hitman.

I was pleasantly surprised by this quaint British comedy. The central three actors deliver impressive performances, especially Bill Nighy as the lonely professional hitman who likes order, cleanliness and plastic on his furniture. Such a measured performance. Emily Blunt does well as the free-spirited (and fingered!), beguiling, charismatic Rose. I love her wardrobe in this flick, such colourful and fun pieces! Also, something seems to have happened to Rupert Everett's face (the non Harry Potter Rupert; yes a movie starring two Ruperts. WEIRD!). I remember him being quite pale, with thin lips and squinty eyes. Looks like he's had some work done. He's now tanned with fuller lips and seems to have had an eyelift. LOL. Overall, this is an enjoyable hitman comedy with great performances and numerous funny scenes. I loved it!

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