A couple of nights ago, Blaine and I were scrolling through Netflix, trying to determine what to watch, when we stumbled across a film titled Hit and Run. We watched the trailer, agreed it looked pretty enticing, and decided to tune in.
Hit and Run “is a 2012 American action comedy film written by Dax Shepard, with David Palmer and Shepard co-directing” and stars “Shepard and his now-wife Kristen Bell, with Kristin Chenoweth, Tom Arnold, and Bradley Cooper,” according to the film’s Wikipedia page. It depicts a situation in which Shepard and Bell, who play a couple in the movie living in a rural, secluded area in Milton, decide to make a dangerous trek to L.A. for Bell to score an interview for her dream job, despite Shepard being absent from L.A. for four years due to him being placed in Witness Protection as a result of a crime he witnessed and provided key testimony for.
I had no idea this movie has been out since 2012, and I regret not seeing it sooner. It’s hilarious, action-packed, dynamic in terms of its characters, and a little special in a way considering the two main actors are married in reality. You can see their genuine and true love for one another in their portrayals of their characters, and that isn’t something we get to see too often in movies.
With a budget of $2 million, Hit and Run earned $16.8 million at the box office, which is pretty successful in my opinion. I was surprised to see this movie didn’t receive the best reviews considering I think it’s a pretty damn good film, and if you haven’t seen it, I recommend you check it out. It’s exciting, quirky, surprising and funny, and for me, it pretty well checks off all of the boxes on my personal movie critique list.