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Hit and Run 

Dreadlocked Bradley Cooper? Please don't.

click to enlarge No sloth scenes, unfortunately.
  • No sloth scenes, unfortunately.

Real-life sweethearts Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard give audiences a window into their relationship in the mostly mundane car chaser Hit and Run. When college prof Annie (Bell) gets a once-in-a-lifetime job offer, fiance Charlie (Shepard) decides to leave witness protection and drive her to their new life. But a jealous ex-boyfriend, and the violent partners Charlie testified against, throw some particularly bloody wrenches into the plan. Hit and Run is at its best during several charming conversations between Bell and Shepherd, when the couple's affection for each other shines through the screen. But sadly Shepard (who wrote and co-directed with David Palmer) has to put a movie around those scenes. Everything else, from a murderous, dreadlocked Bradley Cooper to a bumbling, gay US Marshall played by Tom Arnold, is clunky and ultimately disposable.

Hit & Run
Rated R (MPAA) · 100 min. · 2012
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Director: David Palmer and Dax Shepard
Writer: Dax Shepard
Producer: Andrew Panay, Nate Tuck, Kim Waltrip and Jim Casey
Cast: Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Kristin Chenoweth, Tom Arnold, Beau Bridges, Joy Bryant and Michael Rosenbaum


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