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Spencer Aimes is just your average, undercover, government-hired super-assassin accustomed to a life of exotic European locales, flashy sports cars and even flashier women. But when he meets Jen Kornfeldt, a beautiful, fun-loving computer tech recovering from a bad break-up, he finds true love...and happily trades international intrigue for domestic bliss. Three years later, Spencer and Jen are still enjoying a picture-perfect marriage - that is, until the morning after Spencer's 30th birthday. That's when Spencer and Jen learn he's the target of a multi-million dollar hit. Even worse, the hired killers have been stalking the happy couple for years, and could be anyone: friends, neighbors, the grocery store clerk, even that crabby old guy shuffling across the street. Now Spencer and Jen are on the run for their lives. As their suburban paradise turns into a paranoid game of dodge-the-bullet, they must find out who wants Spencer dead and why, all the while trying to save their marriage... Written by
Rounding out the principal cast as Spencer' Aimes (Ashton Kutcher)' best friend, Henry, was comedian and actor Rob Riggle, who explained of his character: "Henry is a pretty happy-go-lucky, lovable guy. He's an architect and he's Spencer's best friend. But he's got some secrets, some issues that we discover as the movie goes on." Producer Scott Aversano remembered: "We looked at a lot of people for Henry. There are always different versions in people's mind of what the buddy part looks like. But Rob stood out. As a human being, he just radiates warmth, like you want to hang out with him. He's fantastic." Riggle was also a marine, which gave him a distinct advantage during the filming of a key fight scene midway through the film. Riggle explained: "I've had hand-to-hand training and every couple years we have to go back and retrain, so I did have an understanding of that. When you consider the physical rigors of doing a movie like this, being a marine definitely helps." See more »
During the fight with Vivian and she has the laptop cord wrapped around his neck, Spencer is holding the Glock with the top of the slide and ejector facing away from him. But when he fires the shot that dislodges the horns, it is facing toward his neck. See more »
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The film is neither funny or thrilling and is instead really boring!
'KILLERS': Two Stars (Out of Five)
Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher star in this action comedy directed by Robert Luketic (director of 'WIN A DATE WITH TAD HAMILTION', '21', 'THE UGLY TRUTH' and 'LEGALLY BLONDE'). The film really wants to be a fun mix of 'James Bond' homage style goofy action with romantic comedy slapstick but it fails on both counts. I like some of Luketic's other work (like 'HAMILTION' and '21') but here he has a horrible script to work with and some severely miscast actors. Kutcher is about as wrong for the lead in this film as any casting job I've seen in quite some time (and the voice he chooses to attempt to do in the film is awful) and Heigl is just plain bad.
In the film Kutcher plays a secret super agent by the name of Spencer Aimes on assignment in Nice, France who has grown tired of the violence and just wants a normal life. Then he meets carefree and simple Jen (Heigl) on vacation there and immediately falls in love. So he quits the assassin life and gets married. Three years later his ex-employer (Martin Mull) tries to draw him back into the life and when Spencer refuses to go back a mark is put out on his life. Spencer soon learns that a lot of the people he's gotten to know in the last three years are really spies planted in various areas of his life and now they want to kill him. Jen soon discovers what's really going on and the two go on the run not knowing who they can trust.
The film is full of ridiculous slapstick and half ass-ed completely over the top action. The film is neither funny or thrilling and is instead really boring. Heigl plays yet another dumb sexist stereotype and her acting has never been worse and Kutcher, like I said, is just the wrong guy for the job and as a result is horrible as well. The two have no chemistry and the supporting cast all seems to be just going through the motions. Then the movie really gets bad when it reaches it's horrendous idiotic conclusion, which makes no sense. Why the two stars then? Because there are a few entertaining moments here and there, including a few mildly impressive action scenes. Other than that the film is almost a complete waste.
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