The Baker (2007)
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The good new is that it goes to DVD almost immediately so can be left to gather dust in a Woolies bargain bin.
The normally wonderful Kate Ashfield bags a supporting slot as Milo's love interest only to spend the film's climax ruthlessly gagged with a strip of gaffer tape. Given the state of the dialogue, this is probably for the best.
The Baker is an iffy affair made palatable mostly by Lewis' lead performance, an attractive blend of naivete and deadly efficiency. But we've seen it before.
Audience Reviews for The Baker
A really good idea that needed more time in development. I felt it was suitable to a short rather than a feature so there was a lot of dead space where they hadn't thought of anything decent to put in it. It was good, and had some really good moments but it's not worthy of being called a feature.
This movie is also called Assassin in Love..........The English do this sort of thing right. Great quirky characters, the kind you'll never see in an American movie. I loved it for the same reasons I loved Death at a Funeral (the english version directed by Frank Oz of all people) If you like this kind of offbeat stuff, you'll love this. Fantastic fun movie!!
Lewis plays Milo, a hitman who flees his job and life to hide in the country and attempts a new lifestyle taking on the roll of a baker for a small town after he is knocked out by an exploding sheep. English comedy ensues as his former job is discovered and nearly all of the members of the local citizenry want him to kill someone for them. Meanwhile, another hit man is hot on his trail even following him to Wales in an attempt to kill him.
Ingredients: Comedy, drama, romance, action, adventure, lovely scenery and horror (toe nail scene)
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