This review is disappointing for me to write.
Hit and Run follows Charlie Bronson, an ex bank robbery getaway driver who has entered witness protection after giving up his friends. He is living a peaceful life with his girlfriend (who knows none of this) when she gets a job interview in Los Angles and he comes out of hiding to take her there.
This is the first movie that is both written, directed, and starred in all by Dax Shepard, who I am a big fan of. Unfortunately though, it is absolutely awful. The story makes absolutely no sense, with many parts just making you angry at the choices characters are making that are directly causing their own problems. Other parts make just ZERO sense and are some massive coincidences that scream bad writing. The movie markets itself as an awesome car chase movie with comedy and romance and its car chases are the only thing I ever laughed at. There is absolutely nothing awesome about these car chases. When they aren’t going in a straight line, they are doing dozens of slow motion doughnuts for no reason at all. Never once is there any danger or sick car shit. The romance doesn’t suffer, but that is only because the onscreen chemistry of Dax Sheppard and Kristen Bell is perfect, which is because they are actually an incredible couple in real life. The characters and their chemistry in this movie is about its only saving grace. Dax made this movie for only one million dollars (and it shows). Many of the people in this movie are his close friends (many of which did it for free), so they all have good chemistry and play off each other well. I will say that Bradley Cooper is great. I’d love to see his character in a better movie.
I wish I could tell you to watch this movie, but I cant. I BADLY wanted to like it, but by the time it was over the only thing I felt was boredom.