Hit and Run

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If you’re in the mood for an old-fashioned car chase movie, you’ll want to check out the action-comedy Hit and Run. Charles Bronson (Dax Shepard) and his girlfriend Annie Bean (Kristen Bell) are happy living in a small town until she is invited to Los Angeles to interview for a fantastic job. The problem is that Charlie is in a witness protection program and guarded by a U.S. Marshal named Randy (Tom Arnold) who seems to have trouble controlling his van and gun. (The 3 Stooges could have done a better job.) Even though it wasn’t a good idea to leave their small town, Charlie and Annie jump into his souped-up 1967 Lincoln Continental and race to Los Angeles. Annie’s ex-boyfriend Gill (Michael Rosenbaum) realizes Annie is leaving and informs Charlie’s criminal partner, Alex (Bradley Cooper). Soon, Gill, Alex and Randy are hot on the couple’s trail. Before long it seems like everybody in town is after them except his dad Clint (Beau Bridges) who basically only shows up for the sake of character development name recognition. This is a high energy, low budget film that actually has some fun chase scenes and slapstick comedy. Don’t get too excited, because low budget means writer and director Dax Shepard used a few of his own cars and found a way to have several members of the all-star cast work for free. I can understand why Kristen Bell worked for free because she is his fiancé in real life and you can tell they did have fun working together. Even though it was entertaining, the script was really bad and full of stupid jokes, raunchy site gags and bad language. (There was a scene with some old people who were naked and I had several people tell me blindness would have been a blessing for them.) Just leave your brain at home and you’ll enjoy yourself. I did leave the theater with a smile on my face and I’m going to give this film a C rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA

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