"Hit and Run Obscenities"
HIT AND RUN is a well made, entertaining action comedy that will appeal to many moviegoers, but there’s too much foul language. There are also a couple excessive nude scenes designed to bring cheap laughs as well as some politically correct references to homosexuality.
The movie opens with a young couple in bed, in a small town in Northern California. The man, whose name happens to be Charles Bronson, sincerely tells his girlfriend, Annie, how much he loves her. His words have a certain romantic appeal, and Annie tears up.
Later that day, Annie, a college teacher, is offered a job interview in Los Angeles. The job is perfect for her because it’s in her chosen specialty: anger management.
Charlie is upset about this news, because he happens to be in the federal witness protection program. And, Los Angeles is where the bank robbers he testified against still live. The jury let them go, because it didn’t accept Charlie’s testimony since Charlie was the guy driving the getaway car.
Charlie decides to drive Annie to her interview anyway, but without telling the federal marshal assigned to his case. Unfortunately for Charlie, Annie’s ex boyfriend has found out Charlie’s real name. Worse, he’s helping Charlie’s former partners locate Charlie and Annie on the road. Let the chase begin!
HIT AND RUN has many funny moments with lots of action. It becomes clear during the story that Charlie really does love Annie. Also, the bad guys get their just desserts. However, the movie contains a lot of gratuitous lewd content.
For example, the foul language is fairly constant and R-rated. Also, twice during the chase Charlie and Annie and the criminals chasing them mistakenly walk in on an orgy among six naked elderly people in a motel room. One woman is sitting in bed with her top off, and one man is standing totally naked in the room both times. Finally, the movie has a politically attitude toward homosexuality. Annie berates Charlie for using a homosexual slur to insult men who don’t like the muscle car Charlie is driving. Though their argument is played for laughs, the message is clear – negative comments about homosexual behavior aren’t allowed, and if you say anything against such behavior, you’re a hateful bigot. As if this perverted left-wing fascism isn’t strong enough, the movie turns the ex-boyfriend’s brother into a cop who’s homosexual. [SPOILER ALERT] Furthermore, it’s eventually revealed that the bumbling federal marshal “protecting” Charlie also turns out to be homosexual. Isn’t that special? Not! Of course, God tells the Hebrews in Leviticus 18 and Jesus tells everyone in Mark 7:20-23 that homosexual behavior is evil and despicable. It’s time for filmmakers, politicians, and leaders to stop promoting and excusing such wickedness.
The gratuitous nudity, frequent foul language, and politically correct content all make HIT AND RUN unacceptable viewing for intelligent, morally upstanding, media-wise people. The negative content dilutes the power of the comedy and the action. Frequent foul language is a sign of poor writing and, sometimes, of poor improvisational acting.
On a side note, it’s interesting that the movie’s writer/co-director, actor Dax Shepard, who also plays Charlie, says that Quentin Tarantino’s movies are one of the things that inspired his script and movie. Well, someone should tell Dax that, despite all of Mr. Tarantino’s ability and cinema knowledge, none of his movies has made more than $121 million and all seven of them together have averaged less than $62 million. Even worse, movies with R-rated content are averaging less and less money in recent years. They are now averaging only $10.83 million per movie in the United States and Canada, according to box office figures from The Numbers.
(PaPaPa, B, PCPC, HoHo, LLL, VV, SS, NNN, A, DD, MM) Very strong, slightly mixed, pagan worldview with some light moral elements where the bad guys get their just desserts, plus strong politically correct content in two subplots involving overt homosexual references; at least 206 obscenities (including many “f” words), five strong profanities, 12 light profanities; strong violence with some blood includes man wacked in nose and face with golf club, fighting, punching, gunfire, car chases, man accidentally misfires his gun several times, man shot in shoulder, windows broken several times, and man knocks one man down and forces him to eat the bad dog food he bought for his dog; strong sexual content includes two groups of people walk in once on six naked elderly people in motel room clearly having had or about to have an orgy, implied fornication, cohabitation, two homosexual characters, references to homosexuality and homosexual liaisons, kissing, and some crude or lewd references, including discussion played for laughs about the possible race or ethnicity of the man who raped a guy in prison; full male nudity in two scenes, upper female nudity in at least two scenes, upper male nudity, rear male nudity; one or two light alcohol references; no tobacco but man smokes marijuana from a bong, and woman recommends taking prescription drugs; and, auto theft, kidnapping, extortion, rude behavior, some racist jokes about being abused in prison, man reveals identity of witness under federal protection to the thugs witness testified against during a failed trial, male protagonist wears tattoo.
HIT AND RUN is an action comedy. The male lead is Charlie. Charlie is hiding out in a small town in Northern California, as part of the federal witness protection program. Charlie’s beloved girlfriend, Annie, is offered a job interview in Los Angeles. Los Angeles is where the bank robbers Charlie testified against still live. The jury had let them go on a technicality. Charlie decides to drive Annie to her interview anyway, but without telling the federal marshal assigned to his case. Unfortunately for Charlie, Annie’s ex boyfriend has found out Charlie’s real name. Worse, he’s helping Charlie’s former partners locate Charlie and Annie on the road. Let the chase begin!
HIT AND RUN has many funny moments with lots of action and some light moral elements. However, there’s frequent foul language. There are also a couple excessive nude scenes designed to bring cheap laughs. Finally, the movie has some strong politically correct references to homosexuality. HIT AND RUN is unacceptable viewing for intelligent, morally upstanding media-wise viewers.