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The Bounty Hunter (2010)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Romance | 19 March 2010 (USA)
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A bounty hunter learns that his next target is his ex-wife, a reporter working on a murder cover-up. Soon after their reunion, the always-at-odds duo find themselves on a run-for-their-lives adventure.

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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, honor and obey was tough - staying alive is going to be a whole lot tougher. Written by Sony Pictures

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content including suggestive comments, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,055,021 (UK) (19 March 2010)

Gross:

$67,061,228 (USA) (2 July 2010)
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Trivia

When Milo is chasing the caddie, he defensively says that the caddie has 20 years on him. Christian Borle playing the caddie is actually only 4 years younger than Gerard Butler. See more »

Goofs

"Cupid's Cabin" is shown to be at Exit 22. If they were traveling back to NY via the Garden State Parkway from Atlantic City, Exit 22 would be 16 miles in the wrong direction (south) as the parkway exits are numbered in ascending order from south to north, and Atlantic City is Exit 38. Also, there is no exit 22 on the Garden State Parkway. See more »

Quotes

Nicole Hurley: Life is making mistakes.
Milo Boyd: And death is wishing you had made more.
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It's Tricky
Written by Joseph Simmons, Darryl McDaniels, Jason Mizell and Rick Rubin
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The trailer is the best part of this film.....pass
22 July 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Normally I enjoy Aniston in romantic comedies, but this is highly disappointing. The dialogue and the storyline read like something from a children's cartoon. It's far too elementary and simple-minded to be taken seriously, even on an un-serious comedy level.

Jennifer Aniston plays an investigative reporter who has skipped her court date one too many times and finally gets a bench warrant under her name for failing to appear before the judge. Conveniently her estranged husband (Gerard Butler), is a bounty hunter who somehow finds out that she's skipped bail so naturally he will be the one to retrieve her. If you think you know where this story is going to go, you're absolutely right. Nothing in the film comes as a surprise. In fact, I kept thinking it couldn't get anymore predictable or cliché'd but it did to no avail.

Did either of these two actually read the script? I'm not exaggerating when I say I could write a better story right this minute with absolutely no cred to my name as a screenwriter. For two such likable actors, this film is hard to swallow. Total lack of creativity, shallow characters, and the unforgivable faux pas of giving a measly reporter a New York apartment that looks like it jumped straight from the pages of Good Housekeeping. No way she could ever afford that on her salary. And this is just one of many, many missteps in this film to make it nearly two-hours of unbelievable, cheesy fluff.

Do yourself a favor and skip it. You can thank me later.


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