Cast: Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Tom Arnold, Michael Rosenbaum, Bradley Cooper
Direction: David Palmer and Dax Shepard
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
Story: It’s LA calling… for love birds Annie Bean and Yul Perrkins. In other words, time to hit the road… and run!
Movie Review: They — Annie Bean ( Kristen Bell) and Yul Perrkins ( Dax Shepard) — hit the road to LA to take up a job out there is pretty clear. But why all that run? That’s because their road trip gets really complicated (and pretty funny) when they are chased by a friend from the past, Alex Dmitri ( Bradley Cooper), the ever-swearing Randy Anderson ( Tom Arnold), a jealous ex-boyfriend Gil Rathbinn ( Michael Rosenbaum) and the rest. But why are they chased in the first place?
Yul is a self-proclaimed member of the witness protection programme who is happy to live a life of peace with the woman he loves. But when it’s career calling for Annie one has to move on – something that has Yul all worked up… not so much for the shift, as much for the return-to-his-criminal-past now. But then there are a lot of bad guys who’re waiting to settle scores with him.
Now that’s where all that comedy comes from. Add to that Tom Arnold’s exceptional urge to swear, packaged with his accident-prone-to-the-core way to life. Next it’s the road trip that continue to get crazier, thereby adding some comic relief to the otherwise slow pace of the movie. Don’t go looking for high speed chase and state-of-the-art shoot outs. Just settle for some situational comedy amidst the backdrop of Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory and Let My Love Open the Door, and you’d say this one is watchable.