Synopsis: A hitman tries to retire but a beautiful thief may change his plans.
Release Date: October 29, 2010 MPAA Rating: PG-13
Victor Maynard (Bill Nighy) comes from a family of assassins with a long legacy of deadeye pride. His mother (Eileen Atkins), who he has recently moved into a retirement home after living with her all his life, is none too pleased Victor has heretofore failed to produce an heir to continue the family trade. Lonely, exacting, socially awkward and approaching his fifty-fifth birthday, Victor is a failure. (The fact that he’s the most ruthlessly efficient and expensive assassin in London does not seem to impress dear, old ma.) But when Victor is hired to kill Rose (Emily Blunt), a beautiful thief on the wrong side of an elegant criminal (Rupert Everett), it seems his legacy problems might be solved. When Victor refuses to assassinate Rose, his employer orders his henchmen to kill both of them. In the midst of this complicated setup, Rose and Victor pick up a teenaged drifter named Tony (Rupert Grint) who was caught in the hit man crossfire. And if you think Rose and Tony become Victor’s surrogate family, you’re absolutely right. – Please refer to our Frame of Mind section here for the full review of this film.
This film was screened during the Anaheim Film Festival 2010.
Cast and Crew
- Director(s): Jonathan LynnMichael Rose
- Producer(s): Lucinda CoxonPierre Salvadori (original screenplay)
- Screenwriter(s): Bill Nighy (Victor Maynard)Emily Blunt (Rose)Rupert Grint (Tony)
- Story: Rupert Everett (Ferguson)
- Cast: Michael ParkerDavid JohnsonCaroline Greville-Morris
- Cinematographer: Michael Price
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- Country Of Origin: UKFrance