Movie reviews: Hollywood and Indie, specializing in independent comedies, dramas, thrillers and romance.
|"Hit and Run" is an action, comedy, romance, and for the first time in a long time, that's exactly what it is, and in three equal parts. The romance pits Charlie (Dax Shepard) and Annie (Kristen Bell) as a small town couple in love. She's up for her dream job in Los Angeles. The action starts when Charlie drives her to LA in his home-built classic car wtih an engine that all hillbillies desire.||2012 |
Directed by: David Palmer, and Dax Shepard
Screenplay by: Dax Shepard
Starring: Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper and Tom Arnold
The comedy is pretty much only when Tom Arnold is on the screen. An early scene of the movie has Randy (Arnold) talking on a cell phone when Annie passes him on the road. His nervousness causes him to spill his coffee on his pants. This of course sends his mini-van down the road without him in it. So the obvious solution is to run after, flailing a gun and shooting in its general direction. But it's okay, he took extensive training and has a license to do that.
I quite enjoyed the car chases and the various taggers-along trying to get in on the action. With the classic cars, flashy cars and unique cars (most from Dax Shepard's personal collection), I would have thought of this as a guy's movie, but the surprisingly low ratings suggest otherwise. Perhaps it's a guy's movie for girls, but I'm not sure if that gives it enough credit.