Title: Knight and Day
Starring: Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz
Release Date: June 23, 2010
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 109 minutes
Director: James Mangold
Storyline: June Havens finds her everyday life tangled with that of secret agent Roy Miller, who has realized he isn't supposed to survive his latest mission. As their campaign to stay alive stretches across the globe, they soon learn that all they can count on is each other.
This is such a fun movie. I really enjoy watching Knight and Day because it has a great mix of action and rom/com that's just perfect for me. No matter how many times I watch this movie, it always makes me laugh. I know Tom Cruise has issues in his personal life, but I try not to pay attention to that and just enjoy his acting for what it is. I like Tom in action movies, and I think he did a good job here with the occasional funny lines. Cameron plays a perky blonde who is cute and convincingly naïve, and only occasionally annoying.
The plot is easy to follow, and there were enough twists and turns to keep things interesting. I liked that the action scenes were broken up with the occasional one-liners and more serious moments.
There's not a whole lot wrong with Knight and Day, but you can throw any thoughts of plausibility and realism out the window. A lot of the action scenes are over the top and unbelievable. but they are entertaining, which is the whole point.
I highly recommend Knight and Day for anyone who likes comedy and just a slight bit of romance with their action movies. I think this would make a great date night movie.
Some of my favorite scenes/quotes:
June: "You don't seem very happy to see me, Roy."
June: "Not really."
Roy: "I am happy."
Roy: "June. June. June! June! June June June June June June June"
June: "Please stop saying my name. You keep saying my name and it's freaking me out."
Roy: "With me. Without me. With me. Without me."
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