Los Angeles Times - 09/14/2001
"...Appealing....[The filmmakers] introduce a clever and unexpected plot twist and wind up with a well-earned, amusing epilogue....KILL ME LATER is a gem..."
Selma Blair and Max Beesley play amusingly star-crossed lovers in Dana Lustig's KILL ME LATER. Blair is Shawn, a young woman struggling with her own self-negating romantic impulses. She's involved with a selfish married man (D.W. Moffett) who, completing the poor romantic choice trifecta, is also her boss. Early in the film, Shawn decides she has had enough misery. After a few suicidal gestures, she decides to take that final step and end her life. She goes to the roof of the bank where she works, and prepares to jump. But GGGGG (Beesley) is concurrently in the process of robbing the bank, and when a witness sees Shawn perched on the roof and calls the police, she inadvertently foils his plans. He takes her hostage, getting her cooperation only after he assures her that if she helps him, he'll repay her by killing her once they're free and clear. Naturally, things don't go exactly as planned. Lustig's film is a colorful burst of energy, and it features an attractive young cast. In the film's candy-coated scenes of the lovers on the run, and its temporal playfulness, it is reminiscent of Tom Tykwer's similarly fast-paced, hyper-stylish RUN LOLA RUN.
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