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Mr. Right (2015/Universal Blu-ray)

Picture: B+ Sound: B+ Extras: D Film: C

Mr. Right is a new romantic comedy/action film that stars Anna Kendrick (Up In The Air), Tim Roth (The Hateful Eight), and Sam Rockwell (The Way Way Back). The film tries really hard to be funny and romantic but ultimately becomes derivative of other films of its kind and feels a bit stale and silly. Strong from a production standpoint and boasting a good soundtrack, however, Mr. Right is a step above most straight to video rom-coms but doesn't offer up anything fresh or new in the genre.

Martha Agatha (Kendrick) gets her heart broken when she comes face to face with her cheating boyfriend and goes into a short lived alcoholic depression that even her two best friends can't seem to get her out of. This soon changes when she has a chance encounter at a store named Frances (Rockwell) whose a sharp shooting professional assassin that can somehow move so fast at times that things appear slow.

Killing the woman who hired him to kill her husband, Frances finds several other killers hot on this trail all the while he is courting Martha, who is unbeknownst at first to the situation. As the love blooms and he ends up killing more and more men that are on a mission to kill him, including an FBI Agent from his past (Roth) resulting in an explosive climax, Frances has to choose the best way to come clean to Martha, all the while helping her unlock her own true potential.

Mr. Right also stars Anson Mount, James Ransone, and the RZA. While I am usually a fan of Anna Kendrick, she's a little too bubbly and over top in this film and comes across as annoying more than charming. Much of the dialogue feels ad-libbed here and not as effective as it has been in other recent comedies such as Dirty Grandpa. Roth and Rockwell are pretty much playing their usual roles and some of the action (including several slow motion sequences) are a little corny.

Presented in 1080p high definition with a widescreen aspect ratio of 2.40:1 and a lossless, English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track that looks and sounds fantastic. Also included is the UltraViolet Copy of the film for your smart phone or tablet.

The only extra on the disc is A Sweet Couple, a look at the film's stars.

Mr. Right is a one time watch romantic comedy with a little bit of action and a few funny tidbits. All in all, the script feels very formulaic and average if not subpar performances by usual on point actors such as Anna Kendrick and Rockwell, seem to mostly be phoning it in here.

- James Lockhart



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