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Hit by Lightning (2014)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Romance | 31 October 2014 (USA)
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Disappointed that all his friends are married and happy, Ricky goes on the dating site and soon starts dating Danita, who seems to be way out of his league. However, everything comes at a price, he soon realizes.

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Ricky Blitt

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Ricky Blitt

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Complete credited cast:
Alexis Maitland ... Ashlee
Richard Roy Sutton ... Dylan (as Richard Sutton)
Jon Cryer ... Ricky Miller
Will Sasso ... Seth Gallagher
Stephanie Szostak ... Danita Jacobs
Harley Chamandy Harley Chamandy ... 13 Year Old Boy
Jed Rees ... Ben Jacobs
Chantal Chamandy Chantal Chamandy ... Tracey
Braulio Elicer Braulio Elicer ... Jorge
Sean Tucker ... Policeman
Ricky Blitt Ricky Blitt ... Lonely Man
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When Ricky Miller, a single, quiet 40-year old aspiring writer and manager of Debbie's (think Denny's) and probably the last person you'd notice in a crowd is 'hit by lightning' and meets the love of his life, the beautiful Danita on E-Happily.com, he is catapulted into a relationship online but it's a lot more than what he bargained for - this includes being asked to kill! Hounded by his best friend Seth who thinks no "10" would even go out with a guy like Ricky unless she had ulterior motives (or needed glasses), Ricky starts to get skeptical himself. Turns out, Danita confesses she's actually married to a handsome affable crime novelist and former Rabbi, Ben Jacobs. Is Danita telling Ricky the truth when she says wants to leave her husband but fears for her life if she does? Will Ricky go through with the plan to kill him so he and Danita can live happily ever after? Written by Official site

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novelist | love | glasses | writer | hockey | See All (20) »

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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Canada

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English | Spanish | French

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31 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Date Gewitter See more »

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada See more »

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In several scenes Jon Cryer's hair goes from very thin to a bit thicker. In one he's asked by Will Sasso how he's managed to suddenly grow hair. Has he used boot polish? Jon explains that he's used a hair thickening product (these exist). See more »

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When Danita and Ricky are having ice teas before Danita walks off on Ricky, the amount of tea in Ricky's glass slightly changes between shots. See more »

Quotes

Ricky Miller: So, when are you going to tell your husband you're leaving him? Christ, how are you going to tell him you're going to leave him?
Danita: I'm not going to tell him. We have to kill him.
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References True Crime (2005) See more »

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Every Highway Leads Me Back To You
Written by Chantal Chamandy and Joel Campbell
Performed by Meredith Marshall
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not that funny
30 January 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Ricky Miller (Jon Cryer) is a pathetic, balding manager of Debbie's restaurant in LA. Seth (Will Sasso) is his scheming sleazy idiot friend. In frustration, he prays to God for him to find his soulmate before he's hit by lightning. Out of nowhere, he gets a pop-up ad from E-Happily and is matched up with the perfect Danita (Stephanie Szostak). He falls completely in love. She tells him about her abusive husband and convinces him to kill him.

I miss Duckie and I never liked Two and a Half Men. This is somewhere in the middle. Ricky is pathetic and some of Seth sleaziness does rub off on him. He's not the most appealing rom-com lead. Szostak is a beauty but she doesn't have the edge to be a femme fatal. That character could generate more laughs as a noir femme fatal. She's too nice to be mean. Seth is too much of a douche without the humanity. None of the attempted comedy is that funny.


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