Director Peter Billingsley started off his film career by playing the young memorable character Ralphie in A Christmas Story (1983). He has had random cameos and producer credits in such films like Iron Man (2008), The Break-Up (2006), and his directorial debut, Couples Retreat (2009), which starred Vince Vaughn, who he has known since childhood. See more »
During car chase at about 1:02:50, the Dodge Charger spins out and Officer stops behind. When Officer gets out of police car, he has no Sam Browne duty belt. In fact, he doesn't even have a gun from interior camera view. In next shot from exterior of car, he has belt on and is drawing down on suspect. See more »
Not For Me
Written and Performed by Bobby Darin
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
Have a bit of a hard time wrapping around my feelings about this movie, while it is nice to see Vince Vaughn in something different; I'm not 100% sure I buy it.
He's not bad but I'm not sure that this will be his new 'thing' exactly, even though I suppose he's a notch above the current state of Bruce Willis and Nic Cage for instance (who would feel a bit more typical choices to lead this kind of movie).
As far as the plot goes it's perfectly acceptable for a direct to DVD type of action-thriller but not much more than that, the plot involves a fairly typical scenario; criminal father trying to re-connect with an estranged daughter and getting her caught up in danger in the process.
Hailee Steinfeld plays the daughter in this case and she's played a role like that before, in the Kevin Costner driven flick '3 Days To Kill', I prefer this slightly though I think.
One thing that lead me to want to see this movie was the fact that Jon Favreau's name was attached to it (Vince and Jon have of course had a long history of working together so I thought it would be fun to see them together again) but he's only in it for like 7 minutes.
No the main focus is of course Vaughn and Steinfeld the other players come and go, for instance Taraji P Henson and Annabeth Gish only got one scene each in it.
So yeah all and all even though it's nothing that will make you go wow and the thing that stands out the most is Vince Vaughn (and his terrible hair-do) it's still acceptable entertainment if you don't ask for anything more than that.
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