Charlie Wolfe's (Simon Pegg's) car is a left-sided drive, whereas in Australia, one drives on the left, and automobiles are right-sided. The car is an Oldsmobile Toronado. See more »
When the car with Alice is pushed over the edge, Alice wakes up when trees whip the sides of the car and she gets out. Later when Bruce looks over the edge at the car crashed and on fire, there are no trees on the hillside. See more »
Fuck Me! I can't believe I'm going to die in this place. But, as far as headstones go, a man could do a lot worse. I'm Charlie Wolfe, and as I lie here waiting for death's cold embrace, I find myself asking the question, how the fuck did it come to this? I don't die, I thrive.
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A black comedy crime-thriller, starring Simon Pegg; as a hit-man hired to kill a businessman's cheating wife. The film was directed by Kriv Stenders and written by first-time feature film writer James McFarland. It costars Alice Braga, Sullivan Stapleton, Teresa Palmer, Luke Hemsworth, Callan Mulvey and Bryan Brown. The movie is surprisingly dark and brutally violent; but it's not as funny, or as shocking, as it wants to be.
Pegg plays Charlie Wolfe; an assassin for hire, and private investigator, working in Western Australia. When a successful motel and bar owner, Jack Taylor (Mulvey), suspects his wife, Alice (Braga), of cheating on him; he hires Wolfe to find out. After Charlie brings back info, that's not to Jack's liking, Jack hires him to kill Alice. While Charlie is attempting to complete the assignment, he finds out that another couple (Stapleton and Palmer) wants her dead as well. Things get complicated, and the story is told from three different points of view.
Pegg is fantastic as the movie's main villain; and it's nice to see him playing against type for-a-change. The supporting cast is all adequate as well, and the directing is decent. The script is somewhat clever, and it also has a few nice twists, but it's nothing too memorable. The film is entertaining enough, while you're watching it, but it doesn't offer much more than that.
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