Grosse Pointe Blank

There are certain milestones we all dread: turning 30, becoming eligible for Social Security, and our high school reunions.  It used to be that we only worried about the 20-year reunion; but over the past 30 years, we have seen the rise of the 10-year reunion.  I remember mine approaching and realizing that I had not accomplished all that I thought I would.  Turns out that not everyone else did either.

Well, a couple of years before my reunion, a movie came out that had its environment center around the 10-year reunion.  Grosse Pointe Blank allowed us to examine this milestone in a unique way: what if you wanted to make a change in your whole way of life, could you do it with minimal “damage”?

John Cusack does a great job of expressing what we are feeling without coming across like a whiny little baby.  This the first movie that I took notice of Minnie Driver and thought she did well playing a tough, but vulnerable love interest.  Include a crazy Dan Aykroyd and a great soundtrack, and you have the recipe for a fun couple of hours.

The DVD only had a trailer as extras, so that was disappointing.

My advice:  Good for any night of the week that you want to have fun watching movies…

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