Friday, March 22, 2013
1820 - Please Kill Mr. Know It All
I went to see this as part of the Canadian Film Fest that's going on in Toronto right now. It's a film with a solid title and a pretty great premise. An advice columnist starts to become popular and has to create a face for her alias so she steals it from a man she sees in a movie theatre - although it turns out he's a hit man and having a recognizable public face isn't something that's desired by a man whose job it is to blend in.
For me the stand-out here was Lara Jean Chorostecki. She's delightful in almost every scene, and you buy in to the usual rom-com tropes because of her. The film has a bunch of great moments and that alone makes it worth checking out, I'm not sure what it's distribution timing is though. Keep an eye out for it. It's by no means a perfect film, but if you're a sucker for an interesting rom-com, you've found one right here.