The Bounty Hunter
March 29, 2010
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Director: Andy Tennant
Writers: Sarah Thorp
Producers: Neal H. Moritz
Starring: Jennifer Aniston/Gerard Butler
BBFC Certification: 12a
Duration: 106 minutes
Milo Boyd, 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. 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, honour and obey was tough – staying alive is going to be a whole lot tougher. When first viewing the trailer, I bet you automatically think The Bounty Hunter is one of those predictable rom-coms where girl and boy fight, make up, fight then make out and the ending is predictable and anyone could see it coming a mile away, right? Well…you’d be right. The Bounty Hunter is very predictable but it’s watchable. The story is very mediocre and sometimes you can’t pay attention to it.
The acting is average as both Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler weren’t very convincing as their characters and the characters weren’t greatly written either, I didn’t feel any chemistry between them. The direction is so-so and the cinematography wasn’t bad. It’s basically just your below average rom-com. I must admit when I first watched the trailer for The Bounty Hunter, I couldn’t wait to see it but when I actually saw it, it was just another forgettable rom-com like the rest except for this was watchable and decent.
It felt like it had a bit of everything to keep both male and female audiences satisfied. They had action scenes for the lads and lovey-dovey scenes for the girls but none of them were enough to keep their attention. Granted there were a couple of scenes where you giggled but other than that, I felt that it could have been much better. It’s not a bad romantic comedy but it’s nowhere near good. Some of the scenes were okay but there were a couple of moments when you could get easily distracted.