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Hit by Lightning (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 31 October 2014 (USA)
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Disappointed that all his friends are married and happy, Ricky goes on the dating site and soon starts dating Danita, who seems to be way out of his league. However, everything comes at a price, he soon realizes.

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When Ricky Miller, a single, quiet 40-year old aspiring writer and manager of Debbie's (think Denny's) and probably the last person you'd notice in a crowd is 'hit by lightning' and meets the love of his life, the beautiful Danita on E-Happily.com, he is catapulted into a relationship online but it's a lot more than what he bargained for - this includes being asked to kill! Hounded by his best friend Seth who thinks no "10" would even go out with a guy like Ricky unless she had ulterior motives (or needed glasses), Ricky starts to get skeptical himself. Turns out, Danita confesses she's actually married to a handsome affable crime novelist and former Rabbi, Ben Jacobs. Is Danita telling Ricky the truth when she says wants to leave her husband but fears for her life if she does? Will Ricky go through with the plan to kill him so he and Danita can live happily ever after? Written by Official site

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In several scenes Jon Cryer's hair goes from very thin to a bit thicker. In one he's asked by Will Sasso how he's managed to suddenly grow hair. Has he used boot polish? Jon explains that he's used a hair thickening product (these exist). See more »

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After dinner when Ricky and Seth are having dessert with Danita and Ben, the salt and pepper shakers alternate positions in between shots. See more »

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Ricky Miller: So, when are you going to tell your husband you're leaving him? Christ, how are you going to tell him you're going to leave him?
Danita: I'm not going to tell him. We have to kill him.
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References Inception (2010) See more »

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Every Highway Leads Me Back To You
Written by Chantal Chamandy and Joel Campbell
Performed by Meredith Marshall
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551st Review: A Rom-Com meets Film Noir
1 November 2014 | by See all my reviews

HBL has Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) as Ricky, a man entering his forties without love and soon without hair. Ricky and his best friend Seth (Will Sasso - MadTV) have been best friends forever and muse over the chances of each actually finding their soul mate. He just wants to find someone special - and he does in Danita (Stephanie Szostak). Ricky joins an online dating site and seems to have found his. Needless to say things aren't quite what they seem and soon Ricky finds himself in a quandary straight out of a 1940s film noir.

Hit by Lightning has a little too much a feel of TV about it to really fly, though it's got pace and a good script - personally I would have liked some filters and feeling of film, it is shot and lit very directly.

It is a nice movie to wile away some time to - Cryer is good in his way and this small film plays to his strengths - it's the sort of film that you can watch on a plane and enjoy.


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