Knight and Day at Bella Terra

Previews looked like it was funny and happy. I could use that right now. Join me to see Cameron Diaz and Tom Cruise in "Knight and Day". Movie starts at 7:35 Kenneth Turan, LA Times review: Why is everyone giving Tom Cruise such a hard time? Can't we just forget about what happened on Oprah's couch? Is that asking too much? Is the movie business so flush with charismatic stars who can carry a picture that it can afford to eat its young? I don't think so.

If you doubt Cruise's skills in the star department, "Knight and Day" should make you a believer. It's hardly a perfect film, not even close, but it is the most entertaining made-for-adults studio movie of the summer, and one of the reasons it works at all is the great skill and commitment Cruise brings to the starring role. A genial romantic thriller that very much wants to be in the mold of such Alfred Hitchcock entertainments as "North by Northwest" and "To Catch a Thief," or even Stanley Donen's "Charade," "Knight and Day" is inevitably light on plausibility but, with Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, Viola Davis and Paul Dano joining Cruise, it is strong in the acting department.
"Knight and Day" is also fortunate to have James Mangold in charge. As he demonstrated in "Walk the Line" and "3:10 to Yuma," Mangold is one of the few current directors who has an instinct for reasonably intelligent popular entertainment. His films don't end up on 10-best lists, but you walk out of them feeling you've gotten what you paid for, and that is an increasingly rare commodity.

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  • Lila

    The movie was a fun romp. Just what I needed.

    July 4, 2010

  • Brian F.

    Sorry I missed that. I am new to these type of events. Can i still get your cell number?

    July 1, 2010

  • Lila

    I sent an email saying i would be in the lobby with a meet up button and gave out my cell phone. Did you not get it?

    July 1, 2010

  • Brian F.

    How do i go about finding your group there tomorrow night? thanks

    July 1, 2010

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