This past weekend I went to see a $4 dollar movie (which is all I can afford. Remember the ramen. Remember day after day after day of eating ramen noodles. Oh god) from the UK and luckily for me it was absolutely adorable. No, seriously, if this movie was a fluffy bunny it would be one of those freakish fifteen pound Flemish rabbits that I would snuggle every day even though I would fear it would pull a Monty Python on me and bite my legs off. That, uh, that analogy may have gotten away from me at the end.
The movie is The Baker starring Damian Lewis, who is brilliant and and amazing, as usual.
Lewis plays Milo, a hitman who wants more out of his life. I have to say, after watching Life, it was sort of disconcerting to listen to Lewis speaking with his native British accent. Mmm redheaded British Damian Lewis. Oh, also, if you're not watching Life, which is also brilliant and funny, and it ends up getting canceled than I am will personally blame every single one of you. Yes, even you.
There's a romantic subplot with town vet Rhiannon, played by the fabulous Kate Ashley. There's also Eggs, a young kid who thinks he's training to be an assistant with Milo. Eggs is like an excitable puppy that piddles on the rug and chases its own tail.
I sort of want to lick him too. Still don't judge me.
Then there's Bjorn, who is another hitman who's tracking Milo to take him out. Bjorn is played by Nikola Coster-Waldau, and he manages to take a character that could be an offensive caricature and make Bjorn another one of the oddball characters who populate the movie (although I do have some quibbles with the character). Also, Coster-Waldau totally saved one line and made everyone in the theater laugh with it. Also, it doesn't hurt that he's pretty.
So of course it's revealed that Milo is a hitman, and Rhiannon freaks out and they fight, which takes place after they have a messy and funny sex scene in a kitchen where they are covered in all manners of food. Mmm food covered Damian Lewis.
Bjorn kidnaps Rhiannon, Milo goes to save her, there's a sword fight and fist fight, the town rallies around their baker, and they all live happily ever after.