Mr. Right Trailer (2016)


Trailer for Mr. Right, starring Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell.

Hyperactive at the best of times, Martha (Anna Kendrick, Pitch Perfect) has gone full-on manic since her latest breakup. She babbles, parties like a monster, cooks everything in sight - and is looking to do something terrible when she meets Francis (Sam Rockwell, Galaxy Quest). To anyone else, Francis's approach would come across as creepy, but Martha can't help but be intrigued. They seem a perfect match: she's bananas, he's bananas... except he's a deadly sort of bananas. He's a professional assassin.

Francis is a hitman with a cause: he unexpectedly kills the people ordering the hits. Just as Martha begins to realize her new beau wasn't joking when he said he had to step out for a moment to shoot someone, things start heating up for Francis. His services are solicited by a dubious client who's being sought by an equally dubious FBI agent (Tim Roth, Pulp Fiction). As the bodies pile up, Martha needs to decide whether to flee or join in the mayhem.

Mr. Right represents the second feature co-starring Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell, with the first being Digging for Fire.

The film falls into a genre we just made up: comedy-murder-romance. Okay, more of a gender blender than an actual made up genre. It turns out that with films such as Seven Psychopaths -- also featuring Sam Rockwell -- This Means War, Spy, Red, Hot Fuzz and Mr. and Mrs. Smith, this blend of genres has proven itself at the box office and with the audiences time and time again.

Mr. Right Trailer Screencap
Sam Rockwell Having Fun in Mr. Right

The only question is why it took Mr. Right so long to find the [pun intended] right distributor? The film screened at the Toronto International Film Festival back in 2015, and it's had a bumpy road since.

When you hear that Mr. Right is being distributed by a subdivision of a smaller distributor, you begin to doubt its quality. Top it off with the fact that the film will only have a limited theatrical release while on the very same date be released to Video on Demand, your confidence in the final product can only tank; and that's putting it lightly.

But then we have the trailer for Mr. Right and the film looks like a ton of fun. Who doesn't like Sam Rockwell? Who doesn't like Tim Roth? Who doesn't like Anna Kendrick? The cast is strong, and the story seems to fit all of their strengths. Even the action looks top-notch. Based on what we're seeing in the trailer, we're not getting it. But then we check out the film's reviews out of TIFF, and now we get it.

That being said, have to give a lot of credit to the trailer, as it makes the film look like a blast. Eff it, I'll still check it out... but on VOD.

2 min 29 sec


Posted On
February 11, 2016
Paco Cabezas

Max Landis

Focus Features

April 8, 2016
Anna Kendrick
Tim Roth
Anson Mount
Sam Rockwell
James Ransone
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