In Knight and Day Tom Cruise, a somewhat good looking but frequent nutter, manages to redeem himself in this well paced almost amusing romp. It is the feminine lead Cameron Diaz, famed for playing the ditzy blonde, who pulls down the movie. Obviously employed for her legs and ability to still pull off a bikini she unfortunately is looking every inch her age. This is not a bad thing, but what might have appeared as loveable in her twenties now skirts the edge of charming and becomes creepy when portrayed by a woman heading into her forties. Tom, who bored us with several Mission Impossible movies and frightened us on Oprah, acquits himself with surprising grace. If you can ignore the haggard shots of an aging Cameron and the creepy naivety of a forty year old woman then the movie is fun. It is rare for Mr. Cruise to depict a likeable character with success but since he is a bit strange and the character is also a bit strange perhaps this is well known territory.
I realise there is a disturbing trend within Hollywood to put much younger female actors with older men without it being a feature of the plot. Mr. and Mrs. Smith is an example of a fresher faced Angelina managing to make even the gorgeous Mr. Pitt look weary. There is, however, a big difference between plonking a pretty girl into a role for her looks and a character not acting age appropriate. The character of June Havens might have been appreciated more if the viewer was not given the constant reminder of mutton dressed as lamb.
7/10 Oddly thanks to Tom