AMERICAN ULTRA (2015) – My rating: 7/10

AmericanUltraWhat a crazy mess of a movie, but a likable mess.  Jesse Eisenberg plays Mike Howell, a stoner who is really a CIA Operative who was part of an experiment put on the back burner because there were too many problems to move forward.  He settles down to a nice cushy life of pot, music, a sexy girlfriend, Phoebe Larson (Kriston Stewart) and one huge problem.  He can’t seem to leave the small town of Liman, West VA, where he lives, without having an anxiety attack.  He appears to be a wasted pothead with no future and no ambition.  You have to wonder about his pretty girlfriend who sticks by him no matter what.  Drug dealer, Rose (John Leguizamo) and his crew really helps to make this movie a comedy.  Mike’s journey really begins when a women named Victoria Lasseter (Connie Britton) enters into the convenient store where Mike works as a clerk and recites a secret code over and over to him, but he doesn’t seem to understand it’s meaning.  She gives up in frustration and leaves the store.  Soon after, a couple of thugs appear to be dismantling Mike’s car, when all of a sudden he is able to use powerful skills he didn’t know he had to stop them.  This is as much as I can reveal of this story because anything more would surely spoil the remainder this crazy plot.  I can only say American Ultra is totally unbelievable but fun, entertaining, funny, and ridiculous.  It’s not slap stick, which I despise, it’s just someone’s idea of a CIA mission gone wacky.  It certainly is a refresher from all the hard core flicks we’ve been bombarded with lately.  If you find yourself with nothing else to do, check it out — but I highly recommend you wait for the DVD release!

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