You Kill Me: Watch the First 8 Minutes Online

You Kill Me Movie PosterIFC Films has posted the first 8 minutes of John Dahl’s new dramatic comedy thriller You Kill Me. The film follows Frank Falenczyk (Ben Kingsley), a hit-man for his Polish mob family in Buffalo, New York. Frank’s drinking problem messes up a critical assignment that puts the family business in peril. His uncle (Philip Baker Hall) sends him to San Francisco to clean up his act. Frank starts going to AA meetings, gets a sponsor (Luke Wilson) and a job at a mortuary where he falls for the tart-tongued Laurel (Téa Leoni), a woman who is dangerously devoid of boundaries. Meanwhile, things aren’t going well in Buffalo where an upstart Irish gang is threatening the family business. When violence erupts, Frank is forced to return home and with an unlikely assist from Laurel, faces old rivals on new terms.

Check out the first 8 minutes after the jump. You Kill Me hits theaters on June 22nd.

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Tribeca Movie Review: You Kill Me

The following movie was screened at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.

You Kill Me

You Kill Me
Spotlight, Narrative
2007, U.S.A.
Dir: John Dahl

What happens when you get an alcoholic hit man who can’t seem to perform his duties well enough? You get the premise to You Kill Me, a moronic “indie” comedy disguised as a smart drama, about what, exactly, is not easily discernable. Ben Kingsley plays Frank. Frank is a killer. Frank is a man who knows no boundaries. Frank is bad at his job. Its quite unfortunate to see a genius actor such as Ben Kingsley be demoted to the lackluster position of portraying such a one-dimensional character.
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