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Wild Target

Directed by Jonathan Lynn (eOne)

Jonathan Lynn is known in the UK largely for being a co-creator of the classic British TV series Yes, Minister, and in Hollywood for having directed Clue and My Cousin Vinny. Wild Target is a British-set broad comedy that's right up Lynn's alley, where a repressed assassin (Bill Nighy), who is in Nighy's own words, "paralyzed by anality", falls in love with a kleptomaniac con artist played by a terribly vivacious Emily Blunt. With support from Rupert "Ron Weasley" Grint, Martin Freeman sporting crazy false teeth and a hilarious turn from Rupert Everett, the movie's first act is a solid farce punctuated by a great car chase through London. But it can't sustain that energy, unfortunately, and the ending disappoints with predictable sentiment and implausible romance.

Wild Target is not showing in any theaters in the area.

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