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You Kill Me (2007)

You Kill Me

Overview


Genre

Comedy

Release Date

June 22, 2007

MPAA Rating

R

Studio

IFC Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

John Dahl

Producer

Carol Baum, Al Corley, Mike Marcus, Eugene Musso, Bart Rosenblatt, Howard Rosenman

Screenwriter

Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

Starring

Story


Frank Falenczyk (Ben Kingsley) loves his job. He just happens to be the hit-man for his Polish mob family in Buffalo, New York. But Frank’s got a drinking problem and when he messes up a critical assignment that puts the family business in peril, his uncle (Philip Baker Hall) sends him to San Francisco to clean up his act. Played with gruff charm by Kingsley, Frank is not a touchy-feely kind of guy. But he starts going to AA meetings, gets a sponsor (played by Luke Wilson) and a job at a mortuary where he falls for the tart-tongued Laurel (Téa Leoni), a woman who is dangerously devoid of boundaries. Meanwhile, things aren’t going well in Buffalo where an upstart Irish gang is threatening the family business. When violence erupts, Frank is forced to return home and with an unlikely assist from Laurel, faces old rivals on new terms.

Stylishly directed by John Dahl (Rounders, The Last Seduction), You Kill Me is the story of what happens when two mismatched people find a common calling. With dead-on performances by Kingsley and Leoni, You Kill Me is a street-smart mob comedy that scores a direct hit.

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Ben Kingsley as Frank Falenczyk in IFC's You Kill Me (2007)
Ben Kingsley as Frank Falenczyk and Tea Leoni as Laurel Pearson in IFC's You Kill Me (2007)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..arguably the most morbidly funny drama in years..”
by Rocco Passafuime [Cinema Source]
“..a poker-faced black comedy that generates real suspense of both the life-threatening and character-development kind..”
by Bob Strauss [LA Daily News]
“..inconsistent and unsatisfying..”
by Gary Goldstein [Reel.com]