Hit and Run is written, directed and stars Dax Shepard as `Charles Bronson' - a man who lives under the Witness Protection Scheme, but leaves his newfound identity to drive his girlfriend across America to get to an important job interview in Los Angeles.
It's a road movie where he falls foul with just about everyone he comes to meet (and has met), leading them to chase him until the bitter end.
If you read the other reviews, you'll find that people either love or hate the film. Some find it completely unfunny, while others describe it as the perfect (low-budget) date movie. I'm somewhere in the middle. I certainly didn't find it a classic. There were some funny moments, but they were too thin on the ground for the film to fall into an out and out comedy, plus Tom Arnold's character was just trying too hard to be whacky and just ended up being annoying. However, no matter how annoying his character was, he was easy to get along with compared to the leading lady. She came across as `whiter than white' and way too preachy.
A lot of people have pointed to its dialogue being `too politically correct' and bashed the movie for being nothing more than `liberal propaganda.' I didn't really pick up on this, but apparently it annoyed quite a few people.
All in all, it's not a bad film. It has its funny moments and a few exciting chases. Bradley Cooper shines in every scene he's in (clearly enjoying playing something other than his `good-boy' image), but he's not in it enough.
It's not a bad way to spend an evening, although it could possibly be a little shorter, as it does tend to drag in the middle.