Hit and Run

Another Sunday, another early morning trip to the local Cinemark to check out Hit and Run the latest comedy staring Dax Shepard, Bradley Cooper and Kristen Bell.

After becoming a key witness in the trial against his bank robbing former friends, Charles Bronson (Sheppard) is entered into the Witness Protection Program and begins his new life in a small town in California. It is here where he meets the love of his life, psychology professor Annie (Bell).

Annie is a professor at the local community college with dreams of making to a University to become one of the only experts in her field in the country. When this opportunity is afforded to her she and Charles plan a trip to the scene of his trial in Los Angeles. Along the way they find there might be a couple of bumps in the road courtesy of Annie's jealous ex, and Charles', out for revenge former best friend, Alex (Cooper).

Throughout the movie I had a hard time deciding whether or not the creative team was trying to create a comedy, or a dramatic thriller with some really cool car chases. I think because of my confusion it detracted a little from the enjoyment I would have had going into this movie. As you enter the theater the best advice I can give you is to take the movie for what it is. It's not thought provoking enough to make you think, it's not funny enough to keep you in tears from laughing so hard, and there isn't enough action to keep you on the edge of your seat for two hours.

But it is a more than adequate combination of all three.

There are cameo appearances by some big names in the comedy game, and some that will keep you entertained every time they are on the screen. They do what every guest star hopes to do in a movie or TV show, add just enough entertainment not to detract from the main characters.

There is some really great news for NBA fans from this movie. The more times you see the movie, the more you will come to enjoy it. So next spring when the NBA playoff games end on TNT at night you will have the perfect excuse to stay up until 3:00 in the morning watching this movie and enjoying it more each time.


Hit and Run
Directed by: David Palmer and Dax Shepard
Written by: Dax Shepard
Starring: Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell and Bradley Cooper
My Rating: 3 out of 5
Would Gene Pick it?: Yes

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