IN THE HEART OF SUBURBIA, A HIT MAN WITH A HEART HAS JUST MOVED IN.
Dentist Nicholas Oseransky (Matthew Perry) discovers that his new neighbor (Bruce Willis) is a hit man in hiding; his wife (Rosanna Arquette) talks him into selling the killer out. A black comedy about people spending a lot of time trying to whack each other that is rather silly and poorly written, but likeable nonetheless. The cast is frustratingly uneven. I can definitely believe Arquette as the bitchy wife, but she isn’t funny. Willis as a laidback killer? Sure. But the true star is Perry, a perfect choice to play the clumsy, easily scared “Oz”.
2000-U.S. 102 min. Color. Directed by Jonathan Lynn. Cast: Bruce Willis (Jimmy ”The Tulip” Tudeski), Matthew Perry (Nicholas Oseransky), Rosanna Arquette (Sophie Oseransky), Michael Clarke Duncan, Amanda Peet, Natasha Henstridge… Kevin Pollak.
Trivia: Followed by The Whole Ten Yards (2004).