Grosse Point Blank Movie Review
Grosse Point Blank is an unusual comedy... about a hit man. Right there it tells you that this isn't a family comedy, nor is it really a comedy at all. There are a few funny parts, and the majority of the movie isn't serious, but the fact that the main character is a hit man, and he is being pursued by a bunch of deadly killers, doesn't make much for a comedy. But really, I'd have to say it is a romance, because most of the movie deals with him trying to work things out with his high school love, played by Minnie Driver.
The acting, mainly by John Cusack and Minnie Driver, is good, and the idea behind the movie is good. It was well made and brought up some interesting issues, but Grosse Point Blank never managed to figure out what it was trying to be. There were some seriously violent parts, some swearing, and some subtle comedy, but they don't really go together.
Nevertheless, Grosse Point Blank was enjoyable to watch, but I probably wouldn't go out of my way to see it (I got it for free from the library). This movie is definitely not for young kids, but it's probably not made for older audiences either, because a mix of romance, comedy, and hit men doesn't do it. Well, it has some audience, and I realize this review sucks big time, but I'm lazy and I don't care. Grosse Point Blank is worth seeing.
Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.