Knight and Day
Director: James Mangold
Cast: Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, Jordi Molla, Viola Davis, Paul Dano, Falk Hentschel, Marc Blucas, Maggie Grace
June rediscovers her zest for life when she’s swept away by Roy, a charming but mysterious spy who attempts to protect a precocious genius and his invention. This groundbreaking product is a classic plot device; it runs the narrative and ties the standalone chase scenes together, but it’s ultimately irrelevant. Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz have good comic timing but very little sexual chemistry. The film around them is incessantly flippant and, as a result, the characters never turn into fully fleshed human beings. And yet, despite all these problems, this romantic action comedy is thoroughly enjoyable. The action scenes are funny and completely bonkers, and the film is all the better for it.