In an age were action films and romantic comedies share the same house, one man, Max Landis, seems to enjoy playing with that formula for his amusement and his next paycheck. The upcoming action-comedy Mr. Right is yet another product from the man behind Chronicle and last years American Ultra. This film probably won't be the last from Landis since he is still very much on the radar and has been scripting numerous screenplays over the last few months. We'll see what his latest piece adds to the action-comedy genre.
Here's the plot:
Hyperactive at the best of times, Martha (Anna Kendrick; "Pitch Perfect") has gone full-on manic since her latest breakup. She babbles, parties like a monster, cooks everything in sight - and is looking to do something terrible when she meets Francis (Sam Rockwell; "The Way Way Back"). To anyone else, Francis's approach would come across as creepy, but Martha can't help but be intrigued. They seem a perfect match: she's bananas, he's bananas... except he's a deadly sort of bananas. He's a professional assassin.
Francis is a hitman with a cause: he unexpectedly kills the people ordering the hits. Just as Martha begins to realize her new beau wasn't joking when he said he had to step out for a moment to shoot someone, things start heating up for Francis. His services are solicited by a dubious client who's being sought by an equally dubious FBI agent (Tim Roth; "Pulp Fiction," "Reservoir Dogs"). As the bodies pile up, Martha needs to decide whether to flee or join in the mayhem.
The film seems to be a wacky blend of shoot'em-up violence and quirky romantic-comedy since the two leads played by Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell will ultimately become a couple in the vain of Bonny and Clyde. There might not be many surprises hiding in this movie, or any big reveals for that matter since the trailer seems to be playing up how over-the-top many of the scenes are. Rockwell seems to have chemistry with Kendrick as the two play off each other during their first encounter in the store and Anna's character being present for a hit carried out by Francis. There's alot to look forward to here if you're a die-hard fan of Landis, and the pairing of Kendrick and Rockwell. Otherwise, you might have a hard time enjoying the mayhem and humor this film has to offer.