Will Sasso

'Hit by Lightning' fuses comedy with film noir

'Hit by Lightning' fuses comedy with film noir

An offbeat rom-com that ventures down the film-noir path, "Hit by Lightning" manages to make dark comedy fresh by combining two formulas.

Jon Cryer of "Two and a Half Men" stars as Ricky, a loveless manager of a Denny's-esque chain restaurant. Unexpectedly, he finally finds his soul mate after signing up for EHappily.com, much to the dismay of his codependent bromantic wingman, Seth (Will Sasso). The catch is, love interest Danita (Stephanie Szostak) has a husband whom she'd very much like Ricky to murder.

Ricky and Seth recognize the classic femme-fatale narrative from "Body Heat," but that's not enough to deter them from the murder plot. What...

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