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Mr. Right (2015)

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A girl falls for the "perfect" guy, who happens to have a very fatal flaw: he's a hitman on the run from the crime cartels who employ him.

Director:

Paco Cabezas

Writer:

Max Landis
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Rockwell ... Francis
Anna Kendrick ... Martha McKay
Tim Roth ... Hopper / Reynolds
James Ransone ... Von Cartigan
Anson Mount ... Richard Cartigan
Michael Eklund ... Johnny Moon
RZA ... Shotgun Steve
Katie Nehra ... Sophie
Jaiden Kaine ... Bruce
Douglas M. Griffin ... Gus Patrick
Luis Da Silva Jr. ... Espinoza
Elena Sanchez ... Dison
Garrett Kruithof ... Gage
Christopher Matthew Cook ... Garrety
Ross Gallo ... Jeff
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Storyline

After going through a painful break-up, a woman meets a man who appears to be perfect for her. However, as their relationship develops, she learns that he is a former hit-man. Their new, but genuine, relationship is tested even further as they try to save each other, from his dark past which has come back to haunt him. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

They just might make a killer couple.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bay Dogru See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,369, 10 April 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$25,369, 10 April 2016
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2.35 : 1
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Sam Rockwell is old enough to be Anna Kendricks dad. See more »

Goofs

When Martha wakes up to find a letter and a necklace on the pillow next to her (at ~00:23:40), the overhead shot shows the necklace spread out but in the close-up the necklace is tightly arranged. See more »

Quotes

Martha McKay: How did you do that?
Mr. Right: Some people waste time with the fighting. I just skip to the winning.
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References American Ultra (2015) See more »

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Boom Boom Room
Written by Brett Boyett and Beth Curry
Performed by Totsy
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Its heart is in the right place, but Mr. Right's script is all kinds of wrong.
12 April 2016 | by Andrew GoldSee all my reviews

Sam Rockwell knocks it out of the park as a goofy, charming ex-hit-man; his character is basically if Hank Moody from Californication was an expert on guns instead of girls. All of the acting is great. Anna Kendrick is likable as ever, Tim Roth is fantastic for what little he's given to do, even RZA is good in his small quirky role. The main problem with Mr. Right is the production value. It's bad across the board: the directing, the editing, the script, hell the credits are literally Times New Roman 12 pt font. It's so noticeably lazy that it takes you out of the movie.

Thankfully the leads have chemistry to keep it afloat. When the charm of this movie hits, it hits hard. There were plenty of laughs and I was rooting for this couple to kick some ass and work out their problems, and that's a testament to how well Rockwell and Kendrick play off each other and their natural comedic chops. They're just fun to watch. And when the baddies start showing up the action sequences are pretty cool too. Absolutely ridiculous, but gleefully entertaining.

The plot is the bane of this movie. Any time the two leads (or Tim Roth) aren't on screen and the story shifts to the conflict between the two brothers, the guys who hired RZA and other nameless hit men to kill Rockwell's character, the movie grinds to a halt. Neither of the bad guys are likable. They're spoiled douchebags. In any action movie you'd like to have at least a decent villain but that's not even the case here. Tim Roth plays more an antihero whose motives aren't made clear until late, and it's not much of a payoff but it's always great to see Roth on screen. He plays a secret agent who constantly shifts identities so we get to see him flex his accent muscles which is always a good thing.

I can't recommend seeing this movie because the plot is so frustrating, but I did get some laughs and the performances are spot on. If only to watch Sam Rockwell have a blast in the role of a lifetime backed by a wonderful supporting cast, Mr. Right is worth checking out. Just don't go in expecting greatness because you'll likely be disappointed.


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