Updated 20 Nov 2016
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997, imdb)
Black comedy, Action
Directed by George Armitage
Written by Tom Jankiewicz (story, screenplay), D.V. DeVincentis, Steven Pink, John Cusack
Occasionally it’s crossed my mind to create a list entitled “Romance”. If I did, this movie would be thusly labeled however I am much too old fashioned to consider this very seriously and will instead simply label it Black Comedy Action and cling to the slim hope that it equates to the same thing.
This movie stars John Cusack, his sister Joan Cusack, Minnie Driver and Dan Akroyd among others. A very sturdy handiwork this, simply everything works in this movie. The humor is great and off-beat (the writing is top notch in general), all the actors are outperforming even themselves (somehow) and the all of the action has a nice feel to it. Wonderful. A long-time favorite of mine actually, and if you don’t like this movie then you are lost to me. Go away. If you do like it you are family (better than family) and of course you can stay on my couch for free indefinitely!
This movie has an unofficial sequel that you may not have heard about, War Inc. (2008, imdb). It’s not great. War Inc. that is. Grosse Pointe Blank is totally great. Check it out.