Tuesday, December 14, 2010
The Bounty Hunter ((2010))
Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler) is a bounty hunter whose latest gig is rather satisfying, as he finds out that the bail-skipper he must chase down is his own ex-wife, Nicole (Jennifer Aniston) -- but she has no intention of getting nabbed without a fight. Complicating matters, Nicole's wannabe-boyfriend, Stewart (Jason Sudeikis), joins the chase in this high-octane comedy from director Andy Tennant (Hitch).
With so many romantic comedies being released each year, it must be hard to come up with an original storyline. This one has an original storyline. An ex-cop has turned into a bounty hunter to make a living. He is hired to bring in his former wife (Jennifer Anniston) who has jumped bail. The story is about their evolving relationship as he tries to take her to the police station. And, being a romance movie, they end up in a motel (where they celebrated their honeymoon) along the way. It is not an academy award winner. But, to their credit, Gerard Butler and Jennifer Anniston do a decent job of playing their respective roles. And, to comment on another review, Jennifer Anniston does look good in a skirt and high heel shoes. But, it seems to me, a romantic comedy should feature pretty women dressed attractively. I was not offended!