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October 16, 1997

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" Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, October 16, 1997 AAI !i  "G] Pointe Blank," great purgatory bat by Barney Basin PVG Reviewer Like a bat out of hell it is clear from the very beginning that "Grosse Pointe Blank" is no ordinary comedy. Your first thought is that this is one of those black comedies. Wrong, oh colorless one. Wit, imagination, sparkle and freshness are so vivid in this film that it is a virtual rainbow of pastel comedy. As a viewer, you are sorry when it's over. Yet it is at this "pointe" when you find yourself saying I really like this video. Martin Blank, played by John Cusack is a professional hit man, stuck in job burn out. His secretary convinces him to take a job in Detroit and attend his 10 year high school reunion, at Grosse Pointe High. A hit man with a secretary, that alone should tell the viewers something about this film. Now just to make the story more interesting, the plot is plotted and the thick is thickened by adding three elements of conflict. Enter Minnie Driver as the love interest, a girl he stood up at their senior prom. She dons a$700 prom gown and he disappears for 10 years. He tries to reignite this hot number with a "Bic" lighter when she wants a flame thrower, but as usual, love wins out in the end. Other complication are two government hit men and another professional rival, played by Dan Aykroyd, all trying to blank Blank's career. So it's love, lead and laughter to the credit role. This film has such a cavalier attitude towards all the dead bodies lying around that it almost doesn't deserve its "R" rating. Expect the unexpected and you'll enjoy this video. 1. Gro00o Volcano 727-5010