Grosse Pointe Blank Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Alan Arkin, Dan Aykroyd, Joan Cusack

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Contract killer Martin Q. Blank (John Cusack) has a problem. Several, in fact. He's botched his last few jobs, a client wants him dead, his former mentor Grocer (Dan Aykroyd) wants him to join a trade union, and his psychiatrist (Alan Arkin) wants nothing to do with him.
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When his assistant (Joan Cusack) pressures him to attend his 15-year high school reunion, he rejects the idea, but when one of his disgruntled clients insists he travel to Detroit to kill a government witness, Martin realized he has no choice but to return to Grosse Pointe, from which he disappeared without a word 15 years before.

As the despondent Martin moves about Grosse Pointe, reuniting with his best friend Paul (Jeremy Piven) and Debbie (Minnie Driver), the love of his life, who he abandoned on prom night, he realizes that he is not alone. Two government agents (Hank Azaria and K. Todd Freeman) are there to stop him from fulfilling his contract, a professional assassin (Benny Urquidez) is in town to rub him out, and Grocer has arrived to recruit him for the union.
The review of this Movie prepared by James Craver

In this comedy a hitman is invited back to his hometown for a high school reunion. When he returns he finds his old girlfriend and realizes he still loves her. While he is in his hometown he realizes someone is out to get him. He then tries to win back his old girlfriend and stay alive.

The review of this Movie prepared by Jack Bauer

Martin Q. Blank (Cusack), is a professional hit man who has started to suffer pangs of conscience and is flubbing up jobs. On the advice of his prickly psychiatrist (Arkin) and ultra-efficient secretary (Joan Cusack), he goes to his tenth high school reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan to relax and reassess -- although there's another hit job there, and two overeager feds and another assassin are in pursuit. Back in his home town, Martin hooks up with his ex-girlfriend Debi Newberry (Driver), whom he left in the lurch on prom night to join the army and who is now a disc jockey. Things heat up on all fronts. This smart and amiable 1997 black comedy features lots of loud pop music and some startling, not-so-amusing violence.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals killing each other    -   criminal becomes sensitive    -   Killer POV story Comedy or Parody about    -   gangsters/crime    -   criminals Vigilante/Revenge?    -   Yes How much humor v. drama    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama    -   Somewhat more humor than serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   killer Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes City:    -   wealthy Misc setting    -   school

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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