The Bounty Hunter, hunter not bounty-ful
The Bounty Hunter, another romantic comedy from director Andy Tenant (Fool’s Gold), hit theaters Friday, March 19.
It was no surprise that the film came in third in box office ratings, even with publicity attempts (it was rumored that the co-stars were dating).
The Bounty Hunter stars Jennifer Aniston (The Break-up, Friends) as career-obsessed reporter, Nicole Hurley; she gets too involved with her most recent assignment about a supposed suicide, which leads her to getting a much deserved bench warrant.
In comes Gerard Butler (300, Gamer) as the unconventional Milo Boyd, an ex-cop turned bounty hunter. Boyd is Hurley’s ex-boyfriend, and coincidentally gets assigned to take her to jail. Every ex-boyfriend’s dream if you ask me.
The first half of the movie was completely forced. Butler tried to be a slob, adding an unnecessary accent to his character; Aniston did not surprise as she delivered only passable acting as the uptight Nicole. There were a few clever lines squeezing nothing more than a quick smirk.
In the second part of the movie, the two rediscovered their love for each other in usual romantic comedy routine; the film quickly turned into a cute love story.
While the storyline was semi-original, this movie falls into your typical romantic comedy, with some barely-there action that will soon be forgotten. This film is not unlike Aniston’s last film Love Happens, because it will soon be forgotten.
Who knows what Butler was thinking in being a part of this film after starring in well-made movies such as Law Abiding Citizen.
This movie was mediocre at best, but considering the lack of good competition at the box office, it’s watchable.
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