YOU KILL ME
Dead Drunk Humor
Release Date: June 22, 2007
Starring: Ben Kingsley and Tea Leoni
Genre: Comedy Thriller
Runtime: 92 minutes
Distributor: IFC Films
Director: John Dahl
Executive Producer: Jonathan Dana
Producer: Al Corley, Bart Rosenblatt,
and Eugene Musso
Writer: Christopher Markus and Stephen
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Frank at first finds his Alcoholics Anonymous meetings silly but gradually gets into the program even to the point that he speaks to the group saying, “I’m an alcoholic, and I kill people.” He tells how his drinking interfered with his skills as an assassin and how he wants to clean up his act and get back to killing people properly. He even mails gift certificates to the families of some of his victims apologizing for the sloppiness of their family member’s execution.
The idea that such a plot is cause for laughter shows just how twisted society can get.
The movie is actually played quite straight. This is no slapstick comedy. The mob behavior is deadly. The impact of alcohol is shown to be seriously bad. The Alcoholics Anonymous meetings include some serious sounding confessions. At one point, Frank’s sponsor tells him he needs to rely on a higher power, God. But he adds that the god need not be Jesus or any specific god, just the idea of some power higher than himself.
The truth is God does exist and he commands us not to kill, drink excessively or engage in the kinds of behavior mobs make a living on. The real solution to alcoholism is repentance and reliance on the one true God, Jesus Christ, for renewal and restoration. Rather than meeting to confess being an alcoholic, God would set you free and have you claim your freedom.
In addition to its bad premise, YOU KILL ME contains a generous helping of foul language, several scenes of mob violence, and lots of alcohol and smoking. It is not a movie you would want to invite your pastor to see.
That this plot is a cause for laughter shows just how twisted society is. The movie is played straight. This is no slapstick comedy. The behavior is deadly. The impact of alcohol is shown to be seriously bad. Besides its bad premise, the movie contains a generous helping of foul language, several scenes of mob violence and lots of alcohol. YOU KILL ME is not a movie you would want to invite your pastor to see.