Grosse Pointe Blank

Synopsis: Even A Hit Man Deserves A Second Shot!

Here’s the killer comedy hit that’s loaded with outrageous fun! For Martin Blank, a hit man stuck in a career rut, attending his 10-year class reunion is about the last thing he is in the mood for! But when the prospects of rekindling an old flame and pulling off one final job convince him to go, things are looking up… that is, until Martin’s arch rival shows up aiming to blow the competition away! For hilarious comedy entertainment that’s packed with action, Grosse Point Blank is a surefire knockout! Grosse Point Blank is an offbeat comedy with a very dark side about a hitman who decides to take a break from his chosen profession to go to his high school reunion, only to find that, he can not escape the violence in his life.
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Grosse Pointe Blank 9.0

One of my favourite movies of the last 15 years, and certainly my favourite John Cusack movie (and Lord knows he’s got his fair share of really good titles under his belt!).

I just love that it’s a quirky mobster/romantic comedy hybrid. I mean, who thought this one up? The basic story is about a hitman (Cusack), who decides to do one final job and retire. But it so happens that it’s in his home town the weekend of his 10-year high school reunion. So, fate having forced his hand, he relents and decides to go revisit a world that he left behind abruptly so many years ago – dragging with him a little unexpected mayhem.

It’s brilliant: the humour is dark, ironic and sometimes pretty absurd – exactly what I love. And everything about it is spot on for: the writing, the directing and the performances (including, notably, Alan Arkin in what is to me his best ever performance – as a despondent psychiatrist!)

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