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The Bounty Hunter (2010)

 
 

No Reward for this One

Jennifer Aniston in The Bounty Hunter (2010)

Bounty Hunter Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler) is not great at his job as he causes chaos in the pursuit of those he is paid to catch. So when he gets the chance of some easy money to bring in bail jumping reporter Nicole Hurley (Jennifer Aniston) he can't resist especially with the bonus of Nicole being his ex-wife. But Nicole is not going to come quietly and constantly causes Milo problems none more so when they end up having to run for their lives as someone wants them dead.

If "The Bounty Hunter" had been made in the mid 80s it would have probably starred Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner as the chemistry they had in "Romancing the Stone" is exactly what this movie calls for. Unfortunately Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston are no Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner whilst director Andy Tennant has handled a string of romantic comedies is no Robert Zemeckis. The upshot of this is that "The Bounty Hunter" is a movie of lots of things but none of them work together.

To elaborate we have on one hand you have Aniston doing her thing, her cute rom-com thing whilst Butler does his rom-com caveman thing but when the two come together they still end up doing their own thing and fail to spark off of each other. But then the whole movie doesn't really let them do that as it ends up bit rom-com, bit action, bit drama but the bits never come together to create an identity which means every now and then it will make you laugh but not often enough which leads you to question what "The Bounty Hunter" is trying to be.

What this all boils down to is that "The Bounty Hunter" ends up a miss and that is disappointing as the idea could have worked with the right people involved. Maybe if they ever work out time travel someone will take the script back to the 80s and offer it to Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner.

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