Apr 23 2014
I hail from a not-so distant land, where John Cusack can do no wrong. The man earned all my respect as I grew up in the 80′s pretty much loving everything he was in. From holding a boombox under the window of his dream girl in Say Anything, to his oddly suicidal fantasies in Better Off Dead, there was little the guy has done that I don’t consider awesome. But there is one John Cusack movie that seems to be under-the-radar of most. The under-appreciated cult comedy about a hit man in the middle of an existential crisis. Cusack can portray uncertainty like few others, but who knew he could portray that whilst simultaneously portraying a hit man? Grosse Point Blank gives us an existential crisis we can all relate to, yet it has aspects which most of us cannot relate to at all. It is that very hard-to-achieve balance that makes this film work so well, and makes me wonder why you haven’t seen it.