Meet Jen (Katherine Heigl) and Spencer, a seemingly ordinary and happily married suburban couple of three years, who met and fell in love in a whirlwind romance while vacationing in France. Much to Jen and Spencer’s surprise, their happy suburban life is soon turned on its head, when she discovers that her husband used to be an undercover government assassin, and he discovers that the career he thought he left behind has come back for him, and now has a 20 million dollar bounty on his head. Jen and Spencer soon learn that they cannot trust anyone, because the killers hired to kill him are their own neighbors, coworkers, and friends. Jen and Spencer’s domestic bliss soon turns into a race for their lives, as they must fight off a neighborhood full of money-hungry killers.
Married life and settling down are portrayed in a positive light and as something desirable that everybody should want to work towards. Spencer tells Jen at the beginning of the movie that he “wants to put down roots” and after they fall in love he gladly trades the seemingly glamorous life of an undercover international assassin for the domestic life. Spencer and Jen truly love each other and want their marriage to last a lifetime. Throughout the film we see that the health of their marriage and the other person’s well-being are very important to Spencer and Jen.
Jen has a close relationship with her very protective parents (albeit rather eccentric parents). Spencer respects her parents and in one scene asks Jen’s dad for his blessing for their marriage.
As soon as Jen finds out that she and Spencer are going to have a baby, the baby’s well-being becomes her top priority, which is reflected in her statement, “What I wanted stopped mattering as soon as I saw those two bars (found out I was pregnant)”. Jen, Spencer, and her parents are all genuinely excited about the expectant baby.
This film ultimately brings up the importance of trust and honesty in marriage and raises some important questions about lying to your spouse in order to protect him or her, which is what Spencer did to protect Jen.