I wasn’t really interested in seeing this movie. It just looked…eh. I don’t particularly care for Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl is just okay in my book (largely because her roles are nearly identical). But it turns out there’s even less in theaters than I might even consider watching (no Sex and the City 2 for me, it doesn’t look even marginally good) so I saw this in the end anyway.
Plot: Jen goes to Nice, Italy with her parents after being dumped. There she meets Spencer, an attractive guy (Ashton Kutcher actually looks fantastic in this movie), they fall in love, get married…Spencer has always wanted to settle down, have a family and get to know his neighbors. His father-in-law has never taken to him for some odd reason though. Oh, and did I mention that he’s an assassin? He “gets out” once he meets Jen but his handler warns him that he can’t get out. Jen doesn’t know about his earlier life but when Spencer’s boss contacts him again, it turns their quiet, idealic life upside down as killers begin attacking to collect a bounty on Spencer.
I liked the movie a lot more than I expected. It wasn’t the best thought out (for one thing, there are two MAJOR plot holes that will go unmentioned because they are total spoilers–let’s just say “pay attention to the premise of the movie and what sets things in motion” and see if it all adds up in the end), but there was something enjoyable about it nonetheless. Heigl playing someone who thinks she’s ugly isn’t the most believable (though I don’t think she’s as gorgeous as people say she is), but her awkwardness is what makes it work.
This isn’t a must-see movie but it is enjoyable if you’re in the mood for a cute, easy movie.