Let me preface this review by saying I’m a sucker for romantic-comedies and they have to be excruciatingly bad for me to not like them. Two come to mind immediately, “Must Love Dogs” starring Diane Lane and “The Wedding Date” with Debra Messing. God those movies sucked hardcore. While a majority of the reviews have not been the most favorable for “The Bounty Hunter”, I’m going to against the grain and state, “I liked it”.
Was it Masterpiece Theater? Hell to the no, it’s starring Jennifer Aniston. But then again, just a few years ago, you could’ve inserted Sandra Bullock in lieu of Aniston in the same context, and now you have to add the adjective Oscar winner in front of Bullock’s name. When it comes to most rom-coms, you have to throw common logic out the window and take it for what it is. Having said that, I quite enjoyed it and thought it was perfect for my little date night with Brian. Check after the jump to see what I liked and disliked about the movie.
If you don’t know what the movie premise, here’s a description written by Sony for imdb.com:
Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler), a down-on-his-luck bounty hunter, gets his dream job when he is assigned to track down his bail-jumping ex-wife, reporter Nicole Hurly (Jennifer Aniston). He thinks all that’s ahead is an easy payday, but when Nicole gives him the slip so she can chase a lead on a murder cover-up, Milo realizes that nothing ever goes simply with him and Nicole. The exes continually one-up each other – until they find themselves on the run for their lives. They thought their promise to love, honor and obey was tough – staying alive is going to be a whole lot tougher.
THINGS I LIKED
THINGS I LIKED… CONTINUED
THINGS THAT COULD’VE BEEN BETTER
Even though I did enjoy the movie, I was expecting a bit more considering the players involved. Butler was fantastic in “P.S. I Love You”, Aniston in “Friends” and director, Andy Tennant, gave us gems like “Ever After”, “Hitch” and “Sweet Alabama”. While “The Bounty Hunter” wasn’t as good as those three movies, it was a hecka lot better than Tennant’s less-than-impressive offerings like “Fool’s Gold” and “Fool’s Rush In”.
Overall, if you’re looking for a way to spend a couple of relaxing hours with a few laugh-out-loud moments, definitely check out “The Bounty Hunter” this weekend. Out of five possible stars, I give this flick three.
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