You Kill Me (2007)
A Killer Comedy from John Dahl.
|Frank is a hired gun with a huge problem - he just slept through the biggest kill of his career. Now, at the order of his angry mob boss, Frank must leave Buffalo, NY, put the vodka down and sober up in San Francisco. Challenged with rehab meetings, and a bizarre new gig at a funeral home, Frank meets the one woman with the guts to help him get back in the killing game. With a brilliant cast including Academy Award winner Ben Kingsley, Tea Leoni, and Luke Wilson, director John Dahl delivers a truly killer comedy!|
"An instant classic! You'll DIE laughing! Scott Mantz, Access Hollywood
Editor's NoteCinematic hit men are dual-edged characters who can easily slip into the role of hero or villain, making them an attractive proposition for directors looking to pack an emotional punch. YOU KILL ME stars Ben Kingsley (SEXY BEAST) as Frank Falenczyk, a hit man whose work for the Buffalo-based Mafia has been hampered by his hopeless alcoholism. Director John Dahl (THE LAST SEDUCTION) sends his lead character off to San Francisco where Alcoholics Anonymous awaits, as does Dave (Bill Pullman), who helps Frank get an apartment and a job in a mortuary. The job introduces Frank to Laurel (Téa Leoni), whom he begins a relationship with while occasionally falling off the wagon and attending AA meetings. Luke Wilson makes an appearance as a fellow alcoholic who mentors Frank through the program.YOU KILL ME is a wonderful return to form for Dahl, who has struggled to build on his early, noir-inflected career. Kingsley is as reliable as ever in the central role, and he demonstrates an impressive array of emotions as the film progresses. Credit is also due to co-screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely who deliver a tight and hugely enjoyable plot while also adding generous doses of dark humor throughout. Intelligent and fun, YOU KILL ME is likely to gain a strong word-of-mouth reputation as viewers are lured into its fold.
Cast & Crew
|Philip Baker Hall|
|Bart Rosenblatt - Producer|
|Christopher Markus - Writer|
|Jeff Jur - Cinematographer|
|John Dahl - Director|
|John Dondertman - Production Designer|
|Jonathan Dana - Executive Producer|
|Marcelo Zarvos - Original Music By|
|Scott Chestnut - Editor|
|Stephen McFeely - Writer|