Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
In one of the best written and smartest comedy, John Cusack gives a charact...more
Martin Blank (John Cusack) is a professional assassin. He is sent on a mission to a small Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe, and, by coincidence, his ten-year high school reunion party is taking place there at the same time. In one of the best written and smartest comedy, John Cusack gives a character and situation so good, you actually wish for a sequel. A great, great movie.
"Grosse Pointe Blank" is one of my favorite movies. The cast is incredible. John Cusack and Jeremy Piven team up as they always do (until Piven finally broke out in "Entourage"). Minnie Driver carries the part perfectly as well. The supporting cast play the class of 1986 to the point that you know they were really there. John and Joan Cusack share the screen throughout the movie without ever bing in the same location. Brilliant! Oh, and Dan Ackroyd is an evil Elwood. "I'm a professional assassin." "That's nice." The absurdity of the story lines is topped only by the music. While I'd like to tell you about the best gags (and there are many) you'd be better served by seeing "Gross Pointe Blank".
One of my favorite movies of all time......Cusack play an amazing hitman with problems.
Just think: you might have gone to high school with a trained assassin. Not that you should worry, unless, of course, you happen to be a bad guy. The unlikely convergence of a high school reunion and an assassin's career crisis is absolutely hilarious, although at times gruesome. Throw in a long-lost love and you have the perfect combination of action, comedy, romance and drama . . . John Cusack style.