Grosse Pointe Blank
GROSSE POINTE BLANK (15)
D: George Armitage
Hollywood/New Crime/Caravan (Susan Arnold, Donna Arkoff Roth & Roger Birnbaum)
USA 🇺🇸 1997
W: Tom Jankiewicz, D. V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink & John Cusack
DP: Jamie Anderson
Ed: Brian Berdan
Mus: Joe Strummer
John Cusack (Martin Q. Blank), Minnie Driver (Debi Newberry), Alan Arkin (Dr. Oatman), Dan Aykroyd (Mr. Grocer), Jeremy Piven (Paul Sperick), Hank Azaria (Steven Lardner), K. Todd Freeman (Ken McCullers), Barbara Harris (Mary Blank)
John Cusack is perfectly cast as the ice cool hitman in this brilliant black comedy.
Invited to his 10 year high school reunion, he revisits his home town and discovers much change, his old house is replaced by a convenience store, his mother is in a care home and the ex-girlfriend he left stranded on prom night wants answers... He also has an assassination to carry out while a rival has also put out a hit on him!
Packed with a brilliant 80's soundtrack and subtle one-liners, Grosse Pointe Blank isn't a film which will appreciated by everyone, but those who do will love it.
Some consider it an unofficial sequel to Say Anything (qv). It's an interesting theory, but I personally think that's all it is.