Grosse Point Blank I sort of think of this movie as the little engine that tried too hard. First of all, movies that have ads that refer to some other movie, always make me a bit wary. When the best thing that can be said about a movie is that it's hipper than Pulp Fiction, or something like that, then the movie probably isn't very good. Grosse Point Blank wasn't a horrible film. John Cusack, Joan Cusack, Minnie Driver, and the rest of the cast were pretty good. Unfortunately, the script tried too hard to be hip, funny, and cool. Pulp Fiction was cool because the actors didn't take themselves seriously, and the script was strong. Grosse Point Blank took itself way too seriously, and in turn, the actors sounded like people trying to act cool. A lot of the story, which centered around John Cusacks character (a professional killer), going back to his 10th year high school reunion, seemed unbelievable. I don't know about you, but if I went back to my high school reunion, and I ended up disposing of a body in the school furnace, I'd probably think something was wrong. However, like I said, this movie wasn't horrible. It's good for a few laughs, and the acting was strong, so if you're in the video store, and everything else you want to see is out, go ahead and rent this.
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