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Hit and Run (2012)

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Former getaway driver Charlie Bronson jeopardizes his Witness Protection Plan identity in order to help his girlfriend get to Los Angeles. The feds and Charlie's former gang chase them on the road.

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HIT AND RUN is a comedy about a young couple ('Kristen Bell' and 'Dax Shepard') that risks it all when they leave their small town life and embark on a road trip that may lead them towards the opportunity of a lifetime. Their fast-paced road trip grows awkwardly complicated and hilarious when they are chased by a friend from the past ('Bradley Cooper'), a federal marshal ('Tom Arnold') and a band of misfits. Written by Open Road Films

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A comedy that never takes its foot off the gas

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Action | Comedy | Romance

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Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references, graphic nudity, some violence and drug content | See all certifications »

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22 August 2012 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,675,026 (USA) (24 August 2012)

Gross:

$13,746,550 (USA) (5 October 2012)
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Trivia

Joy Bryant who plays Neve, Dax Shepard's ex-fiancé plays his TV wife on the show Parenthood. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the movie, Annie and Yul are on their way to an interview at "U.C.". When they arrive, they pull up in front of iconic and often filmed Oviatt Library located at California State University, Northridge. CSUN is not a UC (University of California) school.

Prior, they are shown driving South along the coast then driving through the Los Angeles River in East LA. This would require a big circle to get back to Northridge. See more »

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Yul Perrkins a.k.a. Charles Bronson: You're not concentrating. I can tell. You're thinking about emails or text messages or handbags. Taylor Lautner.
Annie Bean: You don't know that. You don't know what I'm thinking about.
Yul Perrkins a.k.a. Charles Bronson: [in a whisper] Lautner.
Yul Perrkins a.k.a. Charles Bronson: Okay, I don't know the specifics, but I know it's some kind of useless racket that's keeping you from concentrating.
Annie Bean: You don't know squat. I could be thinking about the cure for cancer. In fact, I may have just cracked it, and now you're trying to get me to erase it from my hard drive.
Yul Perrkins a.k.a. Charles Bronson: ...
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Crazy Credits

During the final credits there is an additional scene depicting the job interview that was the point of the whole road-trip. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.194 (2012) See more »

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I Wanna Make Her Love Me
Written by Stevie Wonder, Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy (as Sylvia Rose Moy), and Lula Mae Hardaway
Performed by Jim Ford
Courtesy of Light in the Attic Records
Under License from Jobele Music Co. Inc., Black Bull Music, Stone Agate Music, and Sawandi Music
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Fast Cars, Hot Babes, Weird Times
29 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

While shopping at my local Best Buy, I saw a copy of Hit and Run sitting on the shelf and I just decided to give it a try. I had nothing to lose and nothing to really fear. I figured it would be a light comedy with a lot of action to hold my attention for a good 90 minutes. I came home, pressed play, and watched it.

I don't really know how I feel about it.

Its not a bad movie, per se. I certainly didn't have a bad time. I was just puzzled at what I had just watched. Its a gooey rom-com with a few intense car chase sequences, peppered with raunchy dialog. Just... so weird! I'll give credit to Dax Shepard for making a totally original slant on an otherwise overdone plot line.

But then, once you get past the plot, it gets weirder. The acting, for the most part, is decent. But sometimes, it gets downright terrible. Take for instance, Tom Arnold. He literally shouts his entire dialog and spends most of the movie running wildly around screen with a gun in his hand. Why? I have no idea. Were they going for absurdist humor with that character? or was Tom Arnold just coked up? Whatever the reason, I grew to hate his character... a lot.

Then, literally, for no reason whatsoever, we get two scenes involving the main characters stumbling into an elderly orgy. What on god's green earth was that all about? Its as if the movie was spliced together with outtakes from a Sacha Baron Cohen movie, and they figured it would be so shocking, that it just had to be in the movie for a good laugh. It just sat there, dead on screen, in its wrinkly birthday suit. I didn't laugh.

Alright, enough with the questions. Lets get down to business. I thought the movie potentially worked and I did laugh more times than I ever thought I would. There is some really funny stuff in here, and its worth checking out to catch them all. I liked Dax Shepard, considering that he was channeling an Owen Wilson type performance. Kristen Bell is always a pleasure to watch watch on screen. We also get a delightfully bizarre performance from Bradley Cooper that entertained me a whole lot. Especially the scene at the supermarket... what an absolutely fantastic scene that was.

All in all, Hit and Run is hit and miss, and definitely surreal at times. But not a bad outing at the movies.


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