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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 Ricky and Seth are having dinner with Ben and Danita, the amount of water slightly changes in Ricky's glass. 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 Inception (2010) See more »

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True Love
Written by Chantal Chamandy and Joel Campbell
Performed by Chantal Chamandy, Joel Campbell and Meredith Marshall
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It was Okay...
3 November 2014 | by dlmoore007See all my reviews

Well, there seems to be a real lack of decent "date" movies and/or Rom-Coms lately, so whenever I see one that looks promising, I give it a try. I really didn't know what to expect, as I'd never heard of this movie.

It wasn't exactly very believable, but hey, it's a MOVIE. However, whomever did the makeup effects on Jon Cryer should never work in Hollywood. There is a BIG difference between "Balding" and "Mange." Honestly, the poor guy looked like someone had given him a haircut with a freakin' weed-whacker. I've been around many balding men and they never look like that. Sheesh.

The premise of the movie is a knock-off of every movie where there's some pathetic loser that some "10" becomes involved with and asks them to do their bidding. This one had a twist or two, but still predictable.The characters even mention "Body Heat" as being very true to what was going on in the movie.

The character played by Will Sasso was the one I liked, but was disappointed with the most. I think the character had a chance to really run off with the movie (please?), but Mr. Sasso reigned himself in. Pity.

Overall: Not offensive. Not believable. Not high tech (thank god; I'm sick to death of those). Not particularly clever or that amusing. Did catch the jibe about Ashton Kutcher at the end. Ha ha.


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