Mikey (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) and Rose (Dame Helen Mirren) are professional assassins. They are also lovers, and once upon a time, Rose also knew Mikey's father. During an elaborate hit job for a malicious gangster, Rose fails to kill the main target, the gangster's pregnant girlfriend. Instead, she delivers her baby and convinces Mikey to help her protect them both. As Rose weakens from cancer, Mikey becomes breadwinner for this unusual family. But tranquility will not last.Written by
Peter Brandt Nielsen
Mikey (Cuba Gooding, Jr.) has thirty-seven lines in the entire movie. See more »
Just after Macy Gray's character talks to Dorff's character outside his mansion, she gets in the car and shuts the door. In the next shot, she shuts the car door again, despite it already being closed. See more »
Feeling protected is very seductive.
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Don't Worry About It
Performed by N.E.R.D.
Written by Pharrell Williams & Chad Hugo
Published by EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI)/Waters of Nazareth Publishing (BMI)/Raynchaser Music (BMI)/Careers BMG Music Publishing Inc. (BMI)
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Thought Provoking & Powerful
I saw this film last night and find myself returning to it quite a bit. This is always refreshing since so many movies fly out of your mind the moment the credits roll. I've always loved Helen Mirren since her Prime Suspect series and found her terrific as always. Cuba Gooding was the surprise. I have a new found respect for him as this role was complex and he pulled it off. I really enjoyed their relationship as lovers with a complicated history. It was refreshing and authentic. Stephen Dorff is good at playing bad and he doesn't disappoint here. Macy Gray played a similar role in Training Day and is very good. I didn't really buy Mo'nique - her performance felt contrived. The doctor, her lover was just too pretty, young and sweet and felt miscast. This movie is sooo worth seeing. It's dark, rich & leaves an impression.
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