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Hit By Lightning (2014)



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RICKY MILLER a sweet 40-plus manager of a Denny's type restaurant gets his prayers answered when he joins a dating site and meets DANITA - an impossibly beautiful woman who shares all his interest. He soon learns there's just one little catch - she's married and he has to kill her evil husband. Ricky shrugs - there's always going to be SOME baggage when you're both around 40. Ricky's best friend SETH finds out her monster husband is actually an ex-Rabbi who proves to be generous and affable when they finally meet him. Ricky is torn. Is Danita telling him the truth? Or is Seth right and she's a femme fatale like Kathleen Turner in 'Body Heat' who's playing Ricky? (C) Gravitas Ventures

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Jon Cryer
as Ricky Miller
Jed Rees
as Ben Jacobs/Rabbai
Julia A. Long
as Hip Luncher / walker
Sean Tucker
as Policeman
Jodi Larratt
as The Ex-Girlfriend
Harley Chamandy
as 13 Year Old Boy
Chantal Chamandy
as Tracey (Seth's Girlfriend)
Kristin Groulx
as Wedding Guest/Bookstore Patron
Sarah McArdle
as 17 Year Old
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Critic Reviews for Hit By Lightning

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (5)

An offbeat rom-com that ventures down the film-noir path, "Hit by Lightning" manages to make dark comedy fresh by combining two formulas.

October 30, 2014 | Full Review…

"Hit by Lightning" often resembles a laugh-deprived "Seinfeld" episode.

October 30, 2014 | Full Review…

From its uninspired, sitcom-y look to its phoned-in dialogue ("I love you plus infinity"; "I love you plus double infinity") to its creaky plot, "Hit by Lightning" is anything but electrifying.

October 30, 2014 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…

Cryer makes a likable sad-sack and Will Sasso provides balance as his narcissistic best friend. But both guys deserve better. As do we.

October 29, 2014 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

It's a black-comedy plot without any blackness or actual comedy, unless mugging and bro-heiming by Mad TV's Will Sasso counts as hilarious.

October 28, 2014 | Full Review…

Never gets past mildly amusing, finding Blitt unwilling to spin the effort dizzy with madcap encounters and pitch-black comedy.

November 7, 2014 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hit By Lightning

I used to enjoy watching Jon Cryer in "Two and a Half Men, and Will Sasso is pretty much funny at anything he does, most recently seen in "The Three Stooges" as Curly. Sadly, I do have to say that they are not given enough material to work with here. "Hit By Lightning" has very little laughs, even though the screen presence of Cryer and Sasso together was a nice treat. After meeting the girl of his dreams on a dating site, Ricky realizes she has a husband who would kill her if he found out about them, therefore forcing a murder plan on Ricky towards her husband. The plot is pretty bland, making it a difficult viewing experience, because I still found myself enjoying the cast. By the end of this film, my eyes were sore from all of the eye rolling I had endured, from it's dumb comedy to it's clumsy execution. Although it is a very weak film in my eyes, the crew did work from a string budget, and I highly commend them for getting the cast they did. Overall, it does feel like more of a 20-minute-sitcom premise, but you may find some enjoyment if you like these actors. "Hit By Lightning" is not my cup of tea.

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