Here comes Dave with another one of his oddball movie recommendations. Have you heard of this one? This movie asks the immortal question you may have never even thought to ask-- "Where are all the good men dead? In the heart or in the head?"
"Grosse Pointe Blank" is one of those movies I kinda discovered from working in a video store. I'm pretty sure I heard of it before but couldn't wait until we got copies in to bring one home to watch. When I went in to work the next day, I begged the manager to let me buy a used copy as soon as possible. Remember-- these were the days of VHS and sell-through copies were not available to buy. It became one of the movies I would recommend to customers the most.
"Grosse Pointe Blank" is a black comedy and has an excellent cast consisting of John Cusack, Dan Aykroyd, Minnie Driver, Jeremy Piven, Hank Azaria, and Alan Arkin. It’s the story of a hitman considering going to his 10-year high school reunion even though it would involve seeing an old flame that he ghosted. The business is getting to him and he needs a getaway so he throws caution to the wind and goes anyway. The description alone does not do the movie enough justice. The cast and brand of humor-- sometimes dark and very deadpan-- nail every beat, even when you aren't expecting it.
Personally, I think the studio missed a golden marketing opportunity. Around the 10-year anniversary of the movie, there was Blu Ray released. No reunion of the stars, no commentary, and most of all, I think they should have had the cover (or at least the inner sleeve) mocked up like an invitation to the 10-year reunion like the movie focuses around. It would have been genius!
About The Author - Dave Christy loves horror, music, documentaries and more. He is also the co-runner of several fan based groups including Morningstars (THE Lucifer fan group also run by Melanie), and now is a member of the VIPers Spotlight Lounge team for Melanie's Muses. Other than "In The Spotlight" Features -check out his "31 Days Of Halloween Movies"
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Melanie's Muses will be giving away an "Grosse Pointe Blank" Prize Pack featuring the dvd and stickers sent in by Dennifer Rhodes Christy and from Melanie's Muses Swag Hoard!
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