Simon Pegg stars as Charlie Wolfe, a sharp-witted contract killer in a beautiful Australian town who is tasked with uncovering a wife’s affair.
This hilarious dark comedy unfolds through three different perspectives: our adulterous Alice (played by the gorgous Alice Braga) and her suspicious husband, the husband’s sister (played by Teresa Palmer) and her gambler husband who plan to killing Alice and collect on the insurance, and our narrator, the hitman with poor aim, Charlie Wolfe.
I felt a little guilty as I spent most of the film rooting for our hitman to succeed in killing poor Alice. Through the film the audience is shown that everyone we meet is actually terrible. Not just kind of bad, but actually pretty terrible people: the seemingly innocent wife (with whom I believe we are expected to sympathize) is in fact having the affair she’s suspected of! Her husband is abusive and involved in illicit activities! His sister, the wife of our gamlbing dentist, is greedy and kind of a bitch! And the town’s police department may be the most currupt of all!
In the end, I wanted everyone to die.
The only (mostly) innocent person we meet is Alice’s naive boyfriend, played by the OTHER Hemsworth, Luke. He is a lover, and a dreamer, and a mechanic. But to be honest, in the end I wanted him to die too.
Kill Me Three Times is rated R and opens in select theaters April 10th.
Check out the trailer for yourself below.
KILL ME THREE TIMES is a darkly comedic thriller from rising star director Kriv Stenders (Red Dog). Simon Pegg plays the mercurial assassin, Charlie Wolfe, who discovers he isn’t the only person trying to kill the siren of a sun-drenched surfing town (Alice Braga). Charlie quickly finds himself at the center of three tales of murder, mayhem, blackmail and revenge. With an original screenplay by James McFarland, the film also stars Sullivan Stapleton (as a gambling addict who attempts to pay off his debts through a risky life insurance scam), Teresa Palmer (as a small town Lady Macbeth), Callan Mulvey (as a wealthy beach club owner simmering with jealousy), Luke Hemsworth (as a local surfer fighting for the woman he loves) and Bryan Brown (as a corrupt cop who demands the juiciest cut).