Geena Davis plays the amnesiac kickass heroine Charly Baltimore in The Long Kiss Goodnight. Much like the Jason Bourne movies, Charly doesn’t remember who she is, but has been living her life for years now as school teacher, Samantha Caine, along with the daughter she was pregnant with when she first woke up 8 yrs ago to not knowing who she was. After some bad guys from her past resurface, bits and pieces of memories of her previous life come back to her. Realizing things are getting dangerous for her daughter and her new husband, Samantha leaves them and hires a crooked detective to help her uncover the truth about her past, which increasingly becomes a fight to save thousands of lives.
This movie is violent and bloody, but oh so good. Geena Davis is awesome in the lead role, alternating between suburban homemaker and lethal assassin. Along with a young, dapper Samuel L Jackson playing a just this side of shady private detective, this movie doesn’t take itself nearly as seriously as the Jason Bourne movies. Still, you’ll see a lot of similarities, including a cast member, Brian Cox, playing a pretty similar role in both. This flick has great action, a great cast, and is a lot of fun to watch. Highly recommend!