Grosse Pointe Blank

{5/5} “They all have husbands and wives and children and houses and dogs, and, you know, they’ve all made themselves a part of something and they can talk about what they do. What am I gonna say? ‘I killed the president of Paraguay with a fork. How’ve you been?'”

Martin is a professional killer. Initially he doesn’t want to go to his 10-year high school reunion, but his assistant Marcella and psychiatrist Dr. Oatman convince him to go. While he’s in the neighbourhood, he’s supposed to kill someone. He also wants to get together with Debi, whom he stood up on prom night but is still obsessed about. Grocer, an acquaintance of Martin’s who is also a professional killer, wants him to join his union and he’s not happy when he refuses.

Grosse Pointe Blank was released in 1997.

This is a very funny movie. The Cusack siblings and Minnie Driver are particularly hilarious. There are also some funny people at the high school reunion.

Grosse Pointe is the name of the town and Blank is Martin’s last name.

The soundtrack is filled with great songs from the 1980s, which is when Martin and Debi went to high school.

John Cusack (Being John Malkovich) plays Martin and Minnie Driver (Barney’s Version) plays Debi. Joan Cusack (Arlington Road) plays Marcella and Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine) plays Dr. Oatman. Dan Ackroyd (Ghostbusters) plays Grocer.

The movie was directed by George Armitage (Miami Blues).

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