“Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell have got to be one of my favorite celeb couples. They’re so sweet and playful and funny, you just wanna hang out with them all day. Case in point, there’s the whole sloth thing. Well with Hit and Run, you get to hang out with them for a couple hours at least. Shepard actually wrote the screenplay, co-directed the film, and even did much of his own stunt driving.
Dax is Charlie, a nice guy hiding out in witness protection who’s in love with Kristen’s Annie. Annie gets a job offer she can’t pass up and Charlie offers to drive her there and relocate, despite the potential danger to himself. Through a really contrived series of events the bad guys end up finding them and there’s A LOT of car chases. Sure, the plot may be thin, but it’s a hell of a ride.
What sold the movie was our leading duo. Duh, they had chemistry and fun and everything else that I love about them as a couple. Just when things would start to get overly sappy, there’d be a hilarious conversation about stereotypes or inappropriate language, and then we’d have another car chase. Fun!
The supporting cast was an interesting mix. Kristin Chenoweth was adorably chewing scenery like there was no tomorrow as Annie’s boss. Oh and she brought along a friend for a surprise mid credit cameo! Tom Arnold’s US Marshall was a bit much. Smallville’s Lex Luthor, Michael Rosenbaum joined the party as Annie’s ex-boyfriend. When I said some of the plot was contrived, I was mostly thinking about how he was added into the mix. Still, as a supergirl I enjoyed getting to see him on the big screen. Oh and why did Bradley Cooper have dreadlocks? That was just wrong.
So maybe this wasn’t the most quality film out there, but it was certainly a fun way to end the summer.
Hit and Run – \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/