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Plot Overview

David and Goliath

vegetablesboy and girlpunching outRusskie Ana (Olga Kurylenko) met her debonair husband Ray (Don Johnson) on a blind date in a Paris restaurant and they married with­out either knowing much about the other. The movie opens on opening night of their jointly owned restaurant Etoile Rouge. Crime boss Dom (Dallas Page) has his idiot son Mickey (Ivan Martin) send over two heavies after hours to torch the place for the insurance money to cover Ray's gambling debt. Ana has stayed behind to cook some demiglace for the following day and surprises the fire­bugs, dispatching them with a frying pan. She and Ray have words. Confronted by superior force Ray wants to let them have their way, but Ana is not up for it. Ray learns now that she is ex-KGB, which she'd failed to tell him for his protection.



Ray not knowing any better had published a yellow review of their new restaurant (“Ou, là là”) putting it on the map, exposing Anya to her former masters should they still be interested in her. Regard­less, the mob is interested and won't stop until they collect on the insurance. Ana is in a bind as she had severed relations with her former organization and Ray is “useless.” In that position one does well to consider: (Eccl. 4:9-12) “Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labour. For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow: but woe to him that is alone when he falleth; for he hath not another to help him up. Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall with­stand him; and a three­fold cord is not quickly broken.”

She and Ray share the rewards of their labor, to be sure. Ana calls her former best friend Mimi (Kaitlin Doubleday) whom she'd left in the lurch when she defected from the KGB with­out her. She really needs her help and Mimi ostensibly agrees to it. Between Ana and Ray if they can bring Mimi around to their side, well that's three of them. If the mob guys come after them two or three at a time, perhaps they can be isolated and dealt with individually. Mimi also has her husband Tom (Chris Diamantopoulos) her KGB partner to cover her, and their inseparable twin girls, school-agers, a source of marital tension, brought up in the best tradition of the KGB and advice of thrice-divorced Dr. Gottlieb, might even be persuaded to lend a hand.

Production Values

“High Heat” (2022) was directed by Zach Golden. It was written by James Pedersen who shows promise. It stars Olga Kurylenko, Don Johnson and Dallas Page. Leads Kurylenko and Johnson were in top form. Kaitlin Doubleday was a real live wire as a conflicted helper-friend, and Johnson pulled off an impatient crime boss you didn't want to mess with. The rest did okay.

MPAA rated it R for violence and language throughout. It's an unbuttered, salty popcorn tale masticated with dry wit. It's mercifully short at 1 hour 24 minutes, with bare bones dialogue upstaged by fast action enhanced by a kitchen milieu. The two precocious munchkins dwell within walls papered in a lemon motif.

Review Conclusion w/a Christian's Recommendation

crucifiedthe word and prayerThe two Christians in this movie failed gloriously in their Christian duties: A timid infiltrator kisses his crucifix before lighting a Molatov cocktail. Some­how a bit of spit on a trinket doesn't douse the gas flame on his body. The idea is supposed to be self-sacrifice, not sacrifice of your neighbor's property! Gary (Jackie Long) the wise guy's colored masseuse (“God, please help me”) found him­self unaccountably tortured by a couple KGB babes for information he didn't possess. He'd prayed that very morning for God to bring him “two strong women.” I think that's called asking amiss (James 4:3). Check your priorities, buddy. Only Gary is dwelt on, not the other. It's a rousing buddy movie peppered with cheeky dry wit. Check it out if that's your thing.

Movie Ratings

Action factor: Decent action scenes. Suitability For Children: Not Suitable for Children of Any Age. Special effects: Average special effects. Video Occasion: Good Date Movie. Suspense: Keeps you on the edge of your seat. Overall movie rating: Four stars out of five.