For some reason I think I want to see this one---
I don’t know what the reason is, but it’s not to see Cameron Diaz in a bikini. I swear! By the way, there’s this little Ursula Andress and Sean Connery homage going on here, and I hope at least a few bars of Underneath the Mango Tree play on the soundtrack, but does Cameron Diaz really look good in a bikini or is she another anorectic Hollywood star starving herself to look seventeen with a personal trainer so if she flexes and is posed just right and the camera is at the exact right angle she can give the impression of looking good in a bikini for a couple of seconds?
At any rate, I think I want to see Knight and Day for the fun of it, even though, the way Hollywood summer blockbusters are, it probably won’t be fun, it’ll be completely predictable---I already know there’s not a hope in hell that Cruise’s character will turn out to be truly crazy and and there’s less of a chance that Diaz’s character will wind up with her safe and dull but nice and heroic in his own ordinary way police officer boyfriend than there was that Roz Russell would take a flyer on Cary Grant and train it to Albany with Ralph Bellamy.
Movie heroines don’t arrive at the final credits in the arms of men named Rodney.
Also too many cars will blow up.
So why would I want to see it?
Maybe it’s because Cruise cracks me up. I’m serious. He’s a very good comic actor. I wish he had let his career be more defined by Risky Business than by Top Gun.
Ok. Diaz may or may not look good in a bikini but Ursula Andress sure did.
And you know who else can crack me up? Sean Connery.