Dax Shepard writes, co-directs and stars as Charles Bronson, a former getaway driver in the witness-protection program who risks his life to get his girlfriend (his real-life main squeeze Kristen Bell) to a job interview on time. Along the way, he is chased by a friendly but clumsy U.S. marshal (Tom Arnold) and a former crime partner (Bradley Cooper) who isn’t happy and wants to shoot holes in him. The best thing about the movie is the sarcastic, playful rapport between Bell and Shepard, who make a great screen couple. As for the driving, there are some well-filmed chases, making it OK as far as action flicks go. Arnold and Cooper are both funny in their supporting roles. Cooper’s scene involving his character’s treatment in prison has to qualify as the year’s most-awkward film scene.
Director: Dax Shepard and David Palmer
Producer: Andrew Panay, Nate Tuck, Kim Waltrip, Jim Casey, Erica Murray, Tobin Armbrust, Guy East and Nigel Sinclair
Cast: Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Tom Arnold, Kristin Chenoweth, Joy Bryant, Beau Bridges, Jason Bateman, David Koechner, Michael Rosenbaum, Jess Rowland, Nate Tuck and Ryan Hansen