MR. RIGHT is an action comedy about a mousy woman on the rebound who falls for a quirky, vigilante hitman who kills the people who try to hire his services. MR. RIGHT is well made and acted, with some funny moments and stylish action, but it has a strong pagan worldview with some New Age explanations, lots of foul language and somewhat bloody, excessive violence, mitigated slightly by some light moral elements.
The movie stars Ann Kendrick as a mousy young woman named Martha, who’s spent her life aimlessly letting boyfriends and other people walk all over her. When she gets drunk and depressed after finding out her latest boyfriend cheated on her, she goes out to a store and meets a mysterious man named Francis, played by Sam Rockwell.
Francis quickly reveals to Martha that he’s a hitman. However, he’s an unusual hitman in that he has decided to become a vigilante and kill only the people who try to hire his services. This has made Francis the target of several other hitman, including a real cop, hired to stop his vigilante activities. This immediately allows Francis to show off his killing and weaponry skills to Martha. It also leads to a quick romance. Meanwhile, Francis’ former boss shows up and may either be a CIA man or another nefarious villain out to get him. A nonstop action comedy ensues, with Francis and Martha teaming up to fight off all their pursuers.
For what it’s worth, MR. RIGHT has a clever, witty, energetic script written by Max Landis, who previously did the acclaimed sci-fi thriller CHRONICLE and the not-so-acclaimed AMERICAN ULTRA. The lead actors, Rockwell and Kendrick, bring a zesty and daring comic energy to their parts, while the various villains out to get them are all pretty funny. Director Paco Cabezas does a good job bringing all the elements together at a fast pace that’s also very entertaining.
That said, MR. RIGHT takes a jaded, sarcastic view toward all the violence. There are a few sweeter moments where Francis admits he wants to find real love and get out of the killing business, but he and Martha clearly enjoy their work dispatching the various villains. MR. RIGHT also has abundant foul language and constant, very strong and somewhat bloody violence. Finally, the male protagonist gives a New Agey, monistic answer to his amazing abilities, an answer that sounds like something out of STAR WARS. Ultimately, it’s all unacceptably excessive, so media-wise viewers will find this MR. RIGHT has too much wrong in him.
(PaPaPa, FRFR, Ro, B, LLL, VVV, S, AA, MM) Very strong pagan worldview in an action comedy supporting vigilante killings, which includes a New Age, monistic explanation by male protagonist for why he’s able to do things like catch things in midair and avoid bullets, mixed with some light Romantic, moral elements; at least 91 obscenities and profanities (including many “f” words); lots of very strong, somewhat bloody violence includes intense fighting, pointblank shootings, dead bodies, stabbings, martial arts fighting, and foot chases; implied fornication scenes, flirting, suggestive comments, and kissing, plus one scene takes place in a store next to a rack of condoms; brief upper male nudity and some implied nudity; alcohol use and drunkenness, including a scene where woman gets drunk and acts stupidly but nothing else immoral happens; no smoking or drugs; and, lots of deception includes lying, deceitfulness, betrayal.
MR. RIGHT is an action comedy about a mousy woman on the rebound who falls for a quirky, vigilante hitman who kills the people who try to hire his services. When Francis meets Martha at a convenience store, he tells her what he does for a living, as other hitman try to kill him to stop his vigilante activities. Martha and Francis hit it off and start a budding romance. A nonstop action comedy ensues, with Francis teaching Martha the tricks of his violent trade, so that she can help him fight their pursuers.
For what it’s worth, MR. RIGHT has a clever, witty, energetic script. The lead actors bring a zesty and daring comic energy to their parts, and the director does a good job bringing all the elements together at a fast pace. That said, MR. RIGHT takes a jaded, sarcastic view toward all the violence. Though there a few sweeter moments, the movie also has lots of foul language and very strong, somewhat bloody violence. Ultimately, media-wise viewers will find this MR. RIGHT has too much wrong in him.