Hit and Run had the potential to be… bad. Really, really bad. Why would a movie about some guy leaving witness protection to take his girlfriend to Los Angeles be interesting, I asked myself… Because it is Dax Shepherd, is the answer. His mind is a unique one- and rolling on the floor laughing is how I usually end up after watching him.
Here is the synopsis:
Written, produced and directed by comic talent Dax Shepard (NBC’s “Parenthood”), HIT & RUN is the story of Charlie Bronson (Shepard), a former getaway driver who busts out of the Witness Protection Program to drive his girlfriend (Kristen Bell) to Los Angeles so she can land her dream job. Their road trip grows awkwardly complicated, when they are chased by the feds (led by Tom Arnold), and increasingly dangerous, when Charlie’s former gang of criminals (led by Bradley Cooper) enter the fray
Hit and Run was a cute movie, funny in the right moments with the right balance of levity and seriousness. The story was slightly forgettable in a way that it was not a movie you have to think about, but in a good way.
Who this is for? Definitely adults only- there were nudity scenes(not good ones either) twice in the movie that were far from appropriate for kiddos.
Who this is not for? As stated above- Kiddos and people who desire movies and entertainment you have to think about.
My Recommendation- I was torn on this one- I thought wait for HBO or DVD- Sarah said she would go to see it again in theater- It is worth checking out one way or the other.
Disclosure: I was invited to a screening of this movie in order to write this review, no money was given in exchange and all thoughts above are my own and have not been influenced in anyway.