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You Kill Me

Year: 2007
Production Co: Bipolar Pictures
Director: John Dahl
Writer: Christopher Markus/Stephen McFeely
Cast: Ben Kingsley, Téa Leoni, Luke Wilson, Philip Baker Hall, Dennis Farina, Bill Pullman
The thought of Ben Kingsley as an alcoholic hitman is enough to convince me to watch a movie without any mention of a plot or co-stars, and mostly this black romantic comedy didn't disappoint.

When Frank (Kingsley) botches a job because he's hit the bottle, his patriarchal godfather employer sends him to LA in disgust to get on the wagon and get his act together.

While the local AA group slowly ingratiates its way into his soul against his better judgement, including befriending a member (Wilson), Frank also falls for a kooky, sarcastic local woman (Leoni) before returning home a changed man to sort his former life - and the new godfather muscling in on his employers' territory - out.

It's cute, quirky and funny festival movie fodder that's worth a look.

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