The Bounty Hunter: A few laughs but all around, nothing special

By Sarah Madussi
Having watched this movie less than 24 hours ago, I sat down to write the review and realized there aren’t many memorable parts in The Bounty Hunter, at least none that stuck out and came to mind right away.
The story is about a divorced couple. Milo Boyd, played by Gerard Butler, is an ex-cop turned bounty hunter looking to make some big money by bringing in bail-jumping criminals.
Nicole Hurly, played by Jennifer Aniston, is a rising journalist who finds herself on the wrong side of the law and in her ex-husband’s handcuffs, all for a breaking news story.
When Nicole skips bail after a fender bender to investigate a murder-ruled-suicide, Milo is brought in to bring her back to jail. Tracking her down wasn’t hard but keeping her tied up was more than he asked for. Now the two are being chased around the country by murderers and the police.
So what else would a divorced couple do to make themselves scarce in the eyes of the law? Hide out where no one would think to find them; the same place they spent their honeymoon. A beautiful bed and breakfast called Cupid’s Cabins, where the owners still remember them and wonder how they keep their love alive.
So they leave out the bit about being divorced and on the run and pretend everything is hunky dory, at least until Nicole ties Milo to the headboard and takes off in his 1988 convertible.
Milo, however, always finds a way to track her down. He is a bounty hunter after all and her ex-husband. After that, well, I’ll leave that to the audience.
What it finally comes down to is that The Bounty Hunter is pretty basic. It gives the audience a few laughs, sends the main characters on a wild goose chase and has a fairly predictable ending.
If it weren’t for the fact that Gerard Butler is co-starring next to Jennifer Aniston, this movie probably wouldn’t have been on the review list this week.

By Sarah MadussiHaving watched this movie less than 24 hours ago, I sat down to write the review and realized there aren’t many memorable parts in The Bounty Hunter, at least none that stuck out and came to mind right away.The story is about a divorced couple. Milo Boyd, played by Gerard Butler, is an ex-cop turned bounty hunter looking to make some big money by bringing in bail-jumping criminals.Nicole Hurly, played by Jennifer Aniston, is a rising journalist who finds herself on the wrong side of the law and in her ex-husband’s handcuffs, all for a breaking news story.When Nicole skips bail after a fender bender to investigate a murder-ruled-suicide, Milo is brought in to bring her back to jail. Tracking her down wasn’t hard but keeping her tied up was more than he asked for. Now the two are being chased around the country by murderers and the police.So what else would a divorced couple do to make themselves scarce in the eyes of the law? Hide out where no one would think to find them; the same place they spent their honeymoon. A beautiful bed and breakfast called Cupid’s Cabins, where the owners still remember them and wonder how they keep their love alive. So they leave out the bit about being divorced and on the run and pretend everything is hunky dory, at least until Nicole ties Milo to the headboard and takes off in his 1988 convertible. Milo, however, always finds a way to track her down. He is a bounty hunter after all and her ex-husband. After that, well, I’ll leave that to the audience.What it finally comes down to is that The Bounty Hunter is pretty basic. It gives the audience a few laughs, sends the main characters on a wild goose chase and has a fairly predictable ending. If it weren’t for the fact that Gerard Butler is co-starring next to Jennifer Aniston, this movie probably wouldn’t have been on the review list this week.

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