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Need a movie that’s “so beyond stupid, it’s brilliant”? Then I would recommend watching True Memoirs of an International Assassin.


True Memoirs of an International Assassin follows Sam, an amateur writer who is working on publishing his first novel. His alter-ego, Marcus, is an assassin that lives a life of adventure and danger. Sam relies on his friend to provide him with realistic details to help give his novel more credibility. However,  there is one story his friend tells him not to write about. Of course, Sam decides to not take that advice and publishes anyway. His publisher changes the title of Sam’s novel from Memoirs of an International Assassin to True Memoirs of an International Assassin which makes the book sell, but also causes massive trouble for Sam himself. Sam eventually finds himself living situations his alter ego, Marcus, aka “The Ghost” would encounter. He gets contracted to kill El Toro, a rebel leader, the President of Venezuela, and Anton Masovich, an insanely rich Russian drug dealer.


Main Characters

Sam Larson (Kevin James): An American writer working a typical office job. He escapes from how boring his real life is by writing novels. His alter ego, Mason, is an international assassin. But Sam himself wants to actively avoid any trouble since he’s “allergic to death.”


DEA Agent Rosa Bolivar (Zulay Henao): She has spent 5 years making a case against Anton Masovich and the President of Venezuela. She ends up working with Sam after she saves him from getting killed by Masovich’s minions. Her knowledge in regards to the country and general assassination skills helps them both with survival.


Personal Thoughts

This movie is one where you can follow the story fairly easily. It’s funny and offers all of your stereotypical assassin movie events too. There’s the signature dance scene, guns, explosions, and jokes made towards the government.

It was funny watching Sam trying to save his own butt throughout the movie by making assassination agreements. He essentially turned the entire country for and against him in only a few days unintentionally. The ending (which I won’t spoil) was very *SMH while laughing*.

If you have the time, check it out! It’s a movie you can easily watch on the side while working on something else. It doesn’t require too much attentiveness, seeing as it is a comedy.

See you next time with another Get the Popcorn!


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