Grosse Pointe Blank
Freelance assassin Martin Blank faces a crisis of conscience as he heads home for his high school reunion and tries to sort out his feelings for his former sweetheart -- all while trying to squeeze in a last-minute contract killing.
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- George Armitage
- DVD and streaming
Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
A nice widescreen release, with the trailer included and English and French sound in Dolby Digital and English/Spanish subtitles.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that Grosse Point Blank is a dark, quirky comedy about a professional assassin (John Cusack) -- so you can expect many violent confrontations and some blood. For example, in the opening scene, three men are brutally shot at close range; later, a character is stabbed and killed in the neck with a pen. Relationships are relatively mature, and there's strong language throughout, including "f--k" and "s--t." Characters also drink, smoke, and occasionally use/talk about drugs; there are one or two passionate kisses.
- Sexual Content
- Lots of flirting/banter, a couple of passionate kisses, and one scene in which a woman removes her shirt (no nudity shown), implying more action to come.
- The story revolves around muder and violence; there are shoot-outs, fights, chases, destruction, and deaths. One character is stabbed in the neck with a pen, and there's a lot of blood; another is smashed over the head with an appliance. A corpse is dealt with. Impending arson is implied. Characters cower in fear/peril.
- Several uses of "f--k," plus "s--t," "hell," "ass," "a--hole," "goddamn," "oh my God," "damn," and more.
- Social Behavior
- While much of the film deals with revenge, anger, and cold-blooded murder, a sense of regret and possible hopefulness emerges, and Martin tries to do the right thing by Debi.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Smoking and drinking (in a couple of cases to excess -- by minor characters), and some references to cocaine. Martin finds an old joint but doesn't smoke it; in another scene, a character does smoke pot.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it