the Movie Club Annals ...
The Long Kiss Goodnight
Reviewed by Margaret G.
|This is one great flick! Seems that this mild-mannered school
teacher-type can't remember diddly about her past. So, I'm not exactly sure where
this college degree and teaching credentials came from, but she's been
doing the American Dream thing for eight years when a bump on the old
noggin starts to bring some memories back.
Samantha (our mild-mannered school teacher) hires a bunch of private detectives to help her discover her past, but not even one came up with anything useful - probably because she was trying to pay them and also eat and pay her rent on a teacher's salary. Oh wait, the drunk private eye turns out to be the useful one. He notices that Samantha can cut carrots with lightening speed and deduces that she was a chef in her former life. He was actually pretty close to the truth, since a chef and a spy/assassin for the U.S. govmint do the same job. After we figure out that she was a chef/spy/assassin, the other chefs/spy/assassins figure out that she might tell on them and they get ancy to kill her.
Stupid, stupid move. One guy actually comes into her kitchen and clonks
her on the head with a piece of steel whatever. She doesn't even blink,
but she does throw a pie at him which kills him instantly. Must have
been lemon murder pie - only chef/spy assassins have the recipe.