A vacationing woman meets her ideal man, leading to a swift marriage. Back at home, however, their idyllic life is upset when they discover their neighbors could be assassins who have been contracted to kill the couple..
A bounty hunter learns that his next target is his ex-wife, a reporter working on a murder cover-up. Soon after their reunion, the always-at-odds duo find themselves on a run-for-their-lives adventure.
Spencer Aimes is just your average, undercover, government-hired super-assassin accustomed to a life of exotic European locales, flashy sports cars and even flashier women. But when he meets Jen Kornfeldt, a beautiful, fun-loving computer tech recovering from a bad break-up, he finds true love...and happily trades international intrigue for domestic bliss. Three years later, Spencer and Jen are still enjoying a picture-perfect marriage - that is, until the morning after Spencer's 30th birthday. That's when Spencer and Jen learn he's the target of a multi-million dollar hit. Even worse, the hired killers have been stalking the happy couple for years, and could be anyone: friends, neighbors, the grocery store clerk, even that crabby old guy shuffling across the street. Now Spencer and Jen are on the run for their lives. As their suburban paradise turns into a paranoid game of dodge-the-bullet, they must find out who wants Spencer dead and why, all the while trying to save their marriage...Written by
For the part of Mr. Kornfeldt, producer Ashton Kutcher was determined to find someone who was genuinely intimidating. "I call Mr. Kornfeldt 'Sir' in the script a lot," he said. "And I was thinking, 'Who am I going to call Sir?'" Who's a bigger guy, who's got an intimidating thing, but doesn't have to try to be intimidating?" Kutcher loved the idea of Tom Selleck, whom he's admired since his days on the seminal television show, Magnum, P.I. (1980). Selleck was eager to be a part of the project and said: "It's kind of a no-brainer to be asked to do a movie like this and be a part of it. I'm glad they thought I could contribute." Director Robert Luketic said: "Tom brought just this wonderful, stoic figure of a father. He's subtle and always spot-on and he's a real presence. You absolutely believe that he's someone who can rattle Spencer's cage." Kutcher added: "He has a comedic ability without telling jokes. Just his sensibility is funny. He doesn't move. He's like a rock. He also has the most epic mustache ever known to man. He was Magnum. I'll never be that cool, ever, in my life." See more »
The license number of the Escalade as Jen drives away from Spencer's office is DY2702. When she swerves to avoid Olivia's Mustang it has changed to JW1826. After Jen hits the Mustang, the Escalade's plate is back to the original number and the Mustang has the JW1826 plate when it explodes. See more »
I am surprised this has such a low rating. It's not the best movie I've seen but it was funny. My wife and I left thinking it was very cheesy but very funny too, which is what we were hoping to get out of it.
The parts most people refer to as "boring" in the film are what my wife and I really enjoyed. It was like looking at ourselves on the big screen. They got the "we've been married 3 years" struggles and fun times down pat. I especially liked the awkwardness of the son and father-in-law scenes (so true).
Of course the action and plot had some serious holes and needed to explained a little more, but we went for a romantic comedy, and that's what we got. You get to see 2 good looking people (that obviously never actually go through these situations) going through the same conversations/arguments/experiences that all us young couples have.
I liked it.
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