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
While the picture had no shortage of action and suspense, director Robert Luketic believed the appeal of the film, and the lion's share of the comedy, lied in the thorny issue facing the couple. He said: "It's this great comedic situation where Jen is saying, 'You've got a lot of explaining to do' while they're running for their lives. And while they're on this adventure, the audience is wondering, 'Is this relationship going to last? Can it withstand the lie?'." See more »
When Jen is driving away from the office, leaving Spencer behind - after the pregnancy test. Jen is looking in the rear view mirror of the SUV, you can see the roadway curving to the left, yet as she drives, Spencer's image in the mirror is in the center and then moves to the right. If she follows the roadway, he would move to the left in the mirror. See more »
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"Real people in the real world" should really spend their money renting Grosse Pointe Blank instead
First, the good things: Rolfe Kent's music was very good through much of this film. The setting of the early part of the film (presumably largely shot in Nice, France) was quite lovely to see. Other than that, well... this movie was painful. The chemistry between Heigl and Kutcher was limited to her giggling at the first sight of him with his shirt off, and even then felt forced. I was feeling bad for all the actors involved, but least for Kutcher and Heigl who seemed committed to forcing a laugh out of intensely dull witted dialogue in situations which have been worked into much better films (i.e., Mr. and Mrs. Smith, True Lies, Grosse Pointe Blank). And by the way, "jessie-36," I, Michael Phillips and you are all "real people in the real world" (so I would believe having not met you or Michael Phillips so far as I know). You are also, guess what, now a critic. The destruction of newspapers as a valid critical forum has more to do with corporate economics than anything else. Celebrating the demise of the local newspaper sounds like so much whistling past the graveyard rather than a people's overthrow of those awful, awful critics. So, I'm afraid "jessie-36" that you are a critic (you should be if you're going to theaters to "watch over 100 movies a year" for free (!)). Based on your review of Killers, however, you may just not be a very thoughtful one.
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