8:00 PM, 16th October, 2010
When June Havens (Diaz) is chatted up by a suave stranger on her flight to Boston, it never crossed her mind that that same stranger would be fending off gun-toting assassins on board mere minutes later. She probably also didn’t imagine that she’d soon be on the run with him from the FBI, assassins and even, at one point, bulls. For Roy Miller (Cruise) however, it’s just another day on the job.
You see, Miller just so happens to be a superspy who is being hunted by the very people he works for as he tries to protect a revolutionary new power source. They claim he’s gone rogue and is mentally unstable, but he claims he’s being set up (can you see why Cruise picked the role?). Either way, June has little choice but to rely on Miller as she discovers that, in the world of espionage, nobody is who they seem to be.
Cruise turns the charm up to eleven as the unhinged Miller, nimbly running, jumping, fighting, shooting, grinning and talking his way through increasingly perilous situations. Say what you will about the man, there’s no doubt he knows how to entertain. His Vanilla Sky co-star, Diaz, plays the fish-out-of-water role aptly, with her trademark bubbly effervescence a perfect match for Cruise’s charisma.
Together, they make Knight And Day a tremendously fun and exhilarating ride. So unless you’re on the run with your own secret agent, you really have no excuse not to come and see this film.
10:04 PM, 16th October, 2010
“They’ve tried to set him up with Tiffany and Indigo… but there’s something, about Mary, that they don’t know…”
Ted (Stiller) never really got over ‘the one that got away’, Mary Jenson (Diaz). As a nerd in high school his one opportunity to take out the beautiful, popular Mary ended painfully (especially for the men in the audience) and he never had the courage to try again. But there is something about Mary that he can’t let go of and after 13 years he decides to track her down. Enter private detective Pat Healy (Dillon), who Ted hires to find his long lost love. And track her down he does, only to fall for her himself. Let the battle of Mary’s admirers (of which there are many) begin.
The Farrelly brothers shot to fame with the crude, hilarious, Dumb & Dumber and this film was a return to form for them. At times it is crass, disgusting and just downright wrong but at its heart it has… well… a lot of heart. It’s a romantic comedy really – it’s just a romantic comedy that was written by four blokes.
Stick around for the sing-along at the end and you’re guaranteed to leave the theatre smiling.