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July 4th, 2010

Movie Review - Knight and Day

Knight and Day

Starring: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgard, Jordi Molla, Viola Davis, Paul Dano

Premise: Trying to catch a flight back to Boston, June Davis literally crashes into a man. Thinking it pure happenstance and totally innocent, after some conversation and sharing of dreams, she decides to make a move. Only, once she's made it, she begins to realize nothing is what she thought as Roy Miller hands her a drink then sets to explain why their plane is no longer being flown by the pilots. And so begins a madcap adventure the likes of which she'd never dreamed.

Review: This movie looked like a lot of fun in the previews, and despite what some critics have been saying about it, it definitely was! IMHO anyway.

Some amazing stunts with integrated CGI. Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz make their moves so smooth and flawless, it made it hard to believe all of it was NOT real. I can almost bet money they worked these two and worked them hard. Ah, but is it worth it.

The film has a dichotomy which was a blast and just made it that much funnier when the tables are turned. Yes, the story is about June, but it also becomes a story about Roy, and the man behind the agent.

There are scenes that are passed by when June is drugged unconscious, as the first part is all from her POV, but it just made some of the scenes funnier because of it, rather than leaving you feeling cheated. There's a bigger payoff to this too because of how they did it and what they do later. (Can't get too specific or I will give some treats away.)

Old gags, new gags, action action action. Just a total tasty treat. Some totally gorgeous places and vistas too. If you want some fun, a sprinkle of romance, conspiracies, greed, and the peeling onions that show who people really are, this movie is for you!

Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Gloria Oliver
Unveiling the Fantastic
www.gloriaoliver.com

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