Play-it-safe Jen (Heigl) is on holiday with her parents when she meets assassin Spencer (Kutcher). All unaware of his profession, she falls in love and they get married but three years later, he receives a message from his old boss, people start trying
Some weird fluxes in tone handicap this action-rom-com, starring current box-office belle Katherine Heigl and Twitter colossus Ashton Kutcher. It starts as a straightforward comedy of embarrassment, Heigl making an ass of herself when she meets the laughably handsome Kutcher. She’s a risk-averse “normal” girl; he’s an assassin – naturally, love blooms. Set three years later, the middle-section then becomes a Mr and Mrs Smith-style suburban chase, as three years later neighbours and co-workers are suddenly revealed as bloodthirsty killers. And the ending, well, that takes a turn for the bizarre and badly explained.
Heigl and Kutcher do their best to hold it together, but with a script that requires her to go from borderline basketcase to responsible citizen and back again, and which can’t decide if he’s a tragic hero, a sarky comedian or simple eyecandy, they can’t quite make it work.
Heigl and Kutcher make a cute enough couple, but a cringeworthy opening and ludicrous (even by the standards of the genre) ending mean that this is one to watch only when your brain is switched to the off position.