Love and Happiness (1995)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Comedy, Satire  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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In this satiric allegory about life on the margins of the entertainment industry, Charlie (Charlie Mattera) is a guy who just wants to find steady work honestly honing on his craft, while his agent thinks that he should lower his sights a bit and take some work he might otherwise think was beneath him. However, Charlie isn't an actor, he's a hit man, and while he's good at his job, he has very strict rules about what sort of assignments he'll take -- he'll only kill women, preferably wives who are unfaithful and an economic burden to their husbands. His agent, on the other hand, thinks that if he's willing to murder the occasional husband for money, they'd both be in better shape. Charlie doesn't care for Los Angeles and is looking for new representation, but in the meantime, he's trying to keep a few steps ahead of the law, hoping that his business partners Johnny (Keith Bogart) and Todd (Todd Newman) will keep their mouths shut, and trying to keep his wife Nina (Nina Siemaszko) happy. Director Jordan Alan and leading man Charlie Mattera created the basic storyline and provided "improvisational guidelines" for the cast; from that point on, the dialogue and other material was generated spontaneously by the cast.



hitman, escape, partner, wife, women