Saturday, August 20, 2011
Wild Target: A Good One #107
It wasn't my intention to watch this movie. I was enjoying approximately half a carton of some unfortunately titled Ben And Jerry's Volun-Tiramisu when my dog sat on the remote and started the movie. Since I had paused momentarily for a refreshing spoonful, and I was growing increasingly tired of clicking through Netflix dreck, I figured Wild Target was about as good as it was going to get. I'm going to try to have a serendipitous beagle choose the movie with her ass more often.
Wild Target is a wry, zany, contradictory and somewhat implausible English crime caper film starring the stone-faced Bill Nighy, the delightful Emily Blunt, and one of the actors from that multi-billion dollar worldwide grossing teenage wizard franchise. It features a witty screenplay, several pratfalls, some humorous sight gags, and a Monty Python homage. I found it to be humorous and charming enough to suspend disbelief in the moments that don't make a whole lot of sense. Here's a clip. It's a high speed chase aboard a stolen Mini Cooper where drivers switch places en route then Emily Blunt eats a dine-and-dash sausage and smacks the crap out of that Harry Potter kid.
Again, it's on Netflix and if your dog is choosing the movie you could suffer through much worse.