Sun's Review of Hit and Run
Hit and Run(2009)
Saw this was available on FIOS On Demand so we gave it a try.
The movie is about Mary (Laura Breckenridge), a college student, that has a bit too much to drink one night and ends up swirving off the road to avoid a tire and finds out after getting home that she has impaled a man on the bumper of her Jeep.
Mary now has a decision to make...does she call the police and come clean or does she hide what she did. Well, you can probably guess what she does...she buries the man in the woods and leaves him for dead.
Mary comes clean to her boyfriend Rick (Christopher Shand) about what she did and convinces him to meet her where she buried the man to help clean up the evidence a bit more.
I won't ruin any more of the movie for you except to tell you that the man she hit wasn't all of the way dead.
The film starts off well, with the camera positioned on a drink tray as drinks are delivered to Mary and her friends as they have one too many. I like this opening "style" but filmmakers continued to use it over and over in the movie...mounted on the top of Mary's Jeep, on the back of Rick's Mustang. I also liked the single split screen shot of Mary on the phone with Rick. I didn't understand the need to have the camera become a pin hole on Mary and her keys, that was kind of odd.
The effects were just sort of OK...typical for a B horror movie. You could see that the scenes of vehicles on the road were shot at the same location over and over...same set of trees, sort of like a Flintstones cartoon. From a blood and gore perspective, I think that they could have gone way over the top if they wanted to but they kept it to a minimum (in my opinion) except with the golf club scene where she ends up covered. Oh, and the film makers should be fined to too much use of fake fog.
The story line was pretty typical of this type of a movie and was predictable but keeping in mind what you are watching, it wasn't too bad.
I thought that both Laura Breckenridge and Christopher Shand did an OK job with their roles, only overacting a little bit.
HOT GIRL ALERT - Laura Breckenridge certainly is deserving of a mention her. Very attractive young lady that wears a very tight shirt thru much of the movie...but I do have to say that she had some VERY hairy arms (my wife actually pointed it out). You would think that they would take care of that for her. Oh well...
So..overall, 5 out of 10. Nothing super orginal but not a bad way to spend some time if you are in the mood for a B movie horror film.