Things get sketchy for Lara Jean Chorostecki and her furry pal.
PLEASE KILL MR. KNOW IT ALL (Colin Carter, Sandra Feldman). 87 minutes. Opens Friday (May 17). For venues and times, see listings. Rating: NN
Please Kill Mr. Know It All starts out with a great premise - I'll give it that.
Bookish advice columnist Sally (Lara Jean Chorostecki) needs to come up with a face to accompany her masculine byline, so she gives her editors a sketch of a man she saw at a movie theatre. Unfortunately, that's Albert (Jefferson Brown), a professional assassin whose livelihood - and life - depends on anonymity. And now he's known to everyone - but for the wrong reasons.
The notion of a ruthless killer being constantly approached in the street for relationship advice is kind of genius - and would make a killer sketch or short film. But screenwriter Sandra Feldman (who co-directed with Colin Carter) sticks to the rom-com playbook, making the misidentification just the first in a series of wacky misunderstandings that bring Sally and Albert together.
But the characters aren't that interesting, and the movie's modest ambition prevents anything interesting from happening to them.