Friday, 20 July 2007

Grosse Pointe Blank

Director: George Armitage (The Big Bounce, Miami Blues)
Cast: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd, Hank Azaria, Joan Cusack
USA, 1997

Seen: Aug 12, 2006 via Rogers Direct.

Reason to see: It's on my List of 101 Films I Can't Believe I Haven't Seen

Ok, first off I have to say that this film has been on my 'list of films to see' before I even had lists of films to see. It's in 'coming soon' previews or purchased movies I have on VHS. It took me 9 years to see it. 9 years! Holy moly.

After all the waiting - I did enjoy it. But, I think I would have enjoyed it much more if I had seen it earlier to the time of its release when doing anything 'Retro 80's' was a little more new. No, it isn't set in the 80's, but has references and music from then - which is good thing, but I have seen it a lot now. Also, even after all this time I did actually remember a lot of the jokes from the commercials. Would I still recommend it? Sure. Lesson learned though, comedies are more enjoyable if seen close to release date.

Shannon's Overall View:
I enjoyed it it
I'd watch it again
I'd recommend it, especially for anyone who enjoys 80's nostalgia

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