Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. USA, 1997. Hollywood Pictures, Caravan Pictures, New Crime Productions. Story by Tom Jankiewicz, Screenplay by Tom Jankiewicz, D.V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, John Cusack. Cinematography by Jamie Anderson. Produced by Susan Arnold, Roger Birnbaum. Production Design by Stephen Altman. Costume Design by Eugenie Bafaloukos. Film Editing by Brian Berdan. Online Film Critics Awards 1997.
Dark comedy stars John Cusack as a government assassin who decides to go back to his home town for his high school reunion. Upon arrival there he meets up with an old girlfriend (Minnie Driver) he jilted on prom night years ago to join the army and take up his current employment. The two start up their affair again, but things get hairy when her father is his next assigned target. This one threatens to lose its bite as it goes on but never does; Cusack and Driver have perfect chemistry, and the script (co-written by Cusack) is peppered with inspired dialogue.