Victor Maynard is a middle-aged, solitary assassin, who lives to please his formidable mother, despite his own peerless reputation for lethal efficiency. His professional routine is interrupted when he finds himself drawn to one of his intended victims, Rose. He spares her life, unexpectedly acquiring in the process a young apprentice, Tony. Believing Victor to be a private detective, his two new companions tag along, while he attempts to thwart the murderous attentions of his unhappy client.Written by
Emily Blunt appears in this film with Martin Freeman. Blunt's husband, John Krasinski, played Freeman's role in the American remake of The Office. See more »
Around 26 minutes, in the parking lot, when Rose (Emily Blunt) empties the purse belonging to the dead man and throws back the purse on to his face, the face twitches. See more »
[hearing a disturbance, Victor emerges from his bedroom, gun in hand]
This hideous old bat in a wheelchair just tried to kill me! She had a knife this big, I swear!
It was horrible!
[embarrassed, Victor goes to the door of Rose's bedroom]
Mother... Mother, are you there? It's me. Mother?
[hearing nothing, he kneels down to look through the keyhole]
[to Rose and Tony]
I've got everything under control...
[a shotgun blasts a hole in the door over Victor's head. Rose screams]
She means well....
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If your taste is really obvious commercial and/or big budget comedies then this might not be for you but if you have a soft spot for classic British comedies that are a bit quirky, don't try to hard then this should definitely be up your street.
It has an excellent cast that all play their characters perfectly although very typically.
Rupert Everett is predictably his usual self as is Bill Nighy but both quite excellently so.
I've seen a couple of negative reviews of this movie but it needs to be emphasised that it's not a mass market comedy. The story is great and the timing of some of the jokes is absolutely perfect.
This is actually one of the few films I'd like to own a copy of when it's released.
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