This movie is an interesting balance of the action/adventure that I love with a touch of off-the-wall humor and a dash of mushy family love.
Our hero, Ethan Renner, is delightfully played by Kevin Costner. He's not a real favorite actor of mine but maybe he just had to mature a bit for me to appreciate his acting style. Anywho, Renner finds out he's dying and wants to spend his remaining days with the family he's neglected most of his life. While trying to enjoy some quality time with his daughter, his violent work life butts in. Read the whole synopsis, if you'd like, right here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3_Days_to_Kill
My favorite scenes, Kevin Costner riding his bicycle with no hands past the Eiffel Tower, eating pot stickers in front of the Eiffel Tower, torturing a guy in the shower while the principal calls about his daughter (don't worry, very little torture really goes on because movies go off in my house when that starts. I don't do torture.) and while questioning another guy who's tied to the toilet, makes him give his daughter a recipe for spaghetti. I know, it sounds pretty bizarre and corny but oddly enough, it works in this film.
His relationship with his wife (I was never sure if they were still married or had divorced) was also done well, just enough love balanced with the aggravation and not overly angst-y.
A lot of the sweetness of this movie hit home for me, not because my dad was a hit man, but because many of us want a different relationship with our fathers than the one we had. The lesson here, as long as he's still alive, it's never too late.
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