Hit and Run (2009) - Unrated

Genre(s): Drama / Horror / Thriller
MGM || Unrated - 84 minutes - $26.98 || January 13, 2009
Reviewer: Brian Oliver || Posted On: 2009-01-25


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.:: F I L M ::.
The Film

S P E C I A L
.: F E A T U R E S :.

Special Features

.:: V I D E O ::.
Video

.:: A U D I O ::.
Audio

.:: O V E R A L L ::.
Overall
.::MOVIE INFORMATION::.
Director: Enda McCallion
Writer(s): Diane Doniol-Valcroze & Arthur Flam (screenplay)
Cast: Laura Breckinridge, Kevin Corrigan, Christopher Shand


.::DVD INFORMATION::.
Supplemental Material:
    None


Technical Information:
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Widescreen (2.35)
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English

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.::THE FILM::.

The Good: It was better than I expected from a direct-to-DVD movie.
The Bad: Itís a direct-to-DVD movie.
The Ugly: Kevin Costner was in this... well, his band's music anyway.

Hit and Run starts off well enough. College student Mary (Laura Breckinridge) celebrates the end of spring break with her friends but decides she needs a break and heads home to get some rest. After swerving off the road, she manages to make it home safe and sound. Of course, not everything is alright... She awakens to the sounds of cries coming from the garage. Upon examination, she discovers a man, seemingly half dead, stuck underneath her car! She freaks out, the bloody dude freaks out, she kills him with a golf club and takes him out to the forest and buries him using a stick and Frisbee (how resourceful) in the middle of a nasty thunderstorm. Of course, if youíve seen I Know What You Did Last Summer, you know that isnít the end of it.

Freaked out, Mary confides in her boyfriend, Rick (Christopher Shend), who tries to console and let her know everything is going to be OK, this was before he scared her half to death by playing a joke on her (what a douche). Soon enough, because this takes place over the course of 48 hours, Mary begins to believe the guy she killed Ė who she learned was a respected off-his-meds psychotic bi-polar teacher, named Emser (Kevin Corrigan) Ė may not be dead! What follows is a cat and mouse psychotic game between Mary and Emser as he wants revenge and she wants to stay alive.

If Hit and Run wasnít just another horror filler DVD for store shelves, I think it had the potential to be a good psychological drama, maybe even a ďwhat would you doĒ kind of flick where the audience asks themselves that if they came across a similar situation. And for the first 30-minutes or so, it was... and then the screenplay devolved into a less-than-ordinary horror/borderline zombie flick.

I canít say I blame the cast, in fact the star, Laura Breckinridge, did a good job with what she had, but with a mess of a screenplay and the direction of someone who loves using angles straight out of film school, I can only recommend running away from this one. Itís not a horrible movie but Iím unsure how I can say itís a worthwhile venture, even with its 80-minute running time (not including credits).

What I Learned: Even after you think youíve killed someone, theyíll come back and be nice enough to replace a burnt out light bulb for you.



.::SPECIAL FEATURES::.

Just some trailers for other MGM/Fox films.



.::AUDIO & VIDEO::.

MGM/Fox has provided a watermarked screener so itís a little hard to judge the audio and video quality at this time. However, the film is presented in anamorphic widescreen with a 2.35 aspect ratio and features a Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack.



.::OVERALL::.

I have no doubt Hit and Run will become one of those movies weíll see on sale for $5 at Wal-Mart. Itís not a terrible movie by any means, but the story does fall apart and overall there really isnít anything that special about it.