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Veronica Mars (2014)

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Years after walking away from her past as a young private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown, just in time for her high school reunion, in order to help her old flame Logan Echolls, who's embroiled in a murder mystery.

Director:

Rob Thomas

Writers:

Rob Thomas (screenplay), Diane Ruggiero (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Bell ... Veronica Mars
Jason Dohring ... Logan Echolls
Enrico Colantoni ... Keith Mars
Chris Lowell ... Stosh 'Piz' Piznarski
Percy Daggs III ... Wallace Fennel
Tina Majorino ... Cindy 'Mac' Mackenzie
Krysten Ritter ... Gia Goodman
Martin Starr ... Stu 'Cobb' Cobbler
Gaby Hoffmann ... Ruby Jetson
Andrea Estella Andrea Estella ... Bonnie DeVille
Jerry O'Connell ... Sheriff Dan Lamb
Francis Capra ... Eli 'Weevil' Navarro
Ryan Hansen ... Dick Casablancas
Brandon Hillock ... Deputy Jerry Sacks
Maury Sterling ... Deputy Lyles
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Storyline

Former teenage private eye and now an aspiring New York City lawyer, Veronica Mars gets one phone call from ex-boyfriend Logan Echolls and she gets pulled right back into the seedy underbelly of Neptune, California. Logan's pop star girlfriend, Bonnie DeVille, has been murdered and he needs Veronica's help to clear his name. DeVille is a fellow Neptune High alum, and her murder and Veronica's return to Neptune coincide with their 10-year high school reunion. Veronica is face to face with old friends and foes alike and finds it's much harder to leave home a second time. Written by Anne Campbell

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She thought she was out


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexuality including references, drug content, violence and some strong language | See all certifications »

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USA | UK | France | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2014 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Veronica Mars: The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,988,351, 16 March 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,319,109, 20 April 2014
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Begun filming in the summer of 2013, six years after the original television series was cancelled, and nine years since the show premiered. See more »

Goofs

Piz's microphone says "WBEZ 91.5," and Piz is working with Ira Glass on This American Life. WBEZ is Chicago's NPR Station, and This American Life is a Chicago-base broadcast, but the studio where Piz is working is in New York. See more »

Quotes

Veronica Mars: So if we're to believe this police report, Weevil left the reunion, dropped off his foxy wife and his "most changed" trophy and, still wearing his dress shirt and slacks, teamed up with the motorcycle gang he left a decade ago to harass the richest divorcée in Southern California?
Keith Mars: Well, when you say it like that, I start to see some holes in it.
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Crazy Credits

The very end of the closing credits include a thank you to the fans and backers:

"This movie would never have been possible without the endless faith and support of our fans around the world, and especially the 91,585 backers who pledged on Kickstarter to bring Veronica back to life. Thank you for never giving up, and for helping us do the impossible." See more »

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Referenced in WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Anticipated Movies of 2014 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

We Used to Be Friends
Written by Takashi Hirose (as Taka Hirose), Jon Lee, Grant Nicholas and Courtney Taylor-Taylor
Performed by The Dandy Warhols (as Dandy Warhols)
Courtesy of Capitol Records Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
[It is played twice in the film: once by a street busker singing with only an acoustic guitar - and played by well-regarded real-life artist Alejandro Escovedo - and also over the closing credits]
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Feels like watching new episodes of the show!
15 March 2014 | by DarthPaul85See all my reviews

Very well done! This is the most unabashed Fan-Service film I've seen since Serenity...and I daresay, it caters to its fans even more than Serenity did.

In fact, my biggest complaint about this movie is that it might cater too much to fans, leaving newcomers in the dark. The movie re- introduces you to Veronica, but virtually everyone else gets no exposition and no character development (beyond what you'd see in a typical episode, that is).

For fans of the show, this movie is a gift. You basically get a new episode of the TV show here- a bottle episode that's roughly 100 minutes long.

There were a few differences- namely, I didn't remember the show being this funny. Veronica always had a good sense of humor, as did her dad, but in this movie there were a surprising amount of laughs.

Also, the mystery isn't as deep as the full season one and two story lines (obviously). What's worse, I don't think the resolution of the mystery has that same "I should have seen it all along!" genius that made seasons 1 and 2 so special. I'd say the plot is comparable to one of the mini-arcs from season 3.

Lastly, as good as this movie is, it still doesn't exceed (or even meet) what the show already did at the top of its game. The emotional highs and lows are the same old thing as before, and the plot isn't nearly as neatly connected. I'd say I rate the movie as slightly above season 3, but not as good as seasons 1 or 2.

But what the Hell, you get to see Veronica work again, and it's too much fun to pass up!

Fans must see this movie.


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