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The Bounty Hunter

Published September 14, 2010

The Bounty Hunter

Film info

  • Title The Bounty Hunter
  • Director Andy Tennant
  • Year 2010
  • Run time 1hr 50m
  • Genres Comedy, Drama, Action
  • Tagline It's a job, it isn't personal. Well, maybe a little...

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 Hurley. 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 realises 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.

Live Blog

Time Comment
1:04 That’s a lot of smoke.
1:49 Not a fan of the font of the credits. Hard to read.
3:07 A chase scene with stilts! I approve.
6:50 Why is the ladies bathroom all pink? Boo.
9:33 What are they eating? It’s drippy and disgusting.
14:56 Uh, that’s three gross things already this film. It’s gonna be a long two hours!
16:22 - Woah, deleting stuff off her Tivo… now that is proper evil.
20:23 Jimmy’s bathroom is pink too!
22:43 I still think she should be called Rachel. I get she’s not Rachel off of Friends, but Nicole just doesn’t fit.
25:36 “As much as it pains me to say it…” big, beaming smile.
27:35 The film is brilliant!
34:31 I want a lucky letter. I’m going to go with J.
40:01 There’s some excellent music in this film.
43:46 I don’t think I could sleep with my hand cuffed upward. Pins and needles ahoy!
50:09 I like her running about with no shoes on.
52:21 Gerard has a brilliant evil laugh.
57:35 You can’t take on a massive SUV in a little car like that. Or in any car really.
1:02:16 They don’t have a member called John. They should have tried Dave. Everyone knows someone called Dave.
1:10:20 I like the gift of nothing.
1:12:48 Her hair suddenly looks a whole lot blonder. What happened?
1:19:47 “I quit by getting myself fired.”
1:21:27 He just got INTO bed with shoes on. Argh.
1:33:37 People get violent when there’s free money flying about.
1:37:48 - Heels are not good for sneaking around in.
1:42:31 I’d forgotten about Stuart!
1:46:26 I like people with unconventional relationships.

Thoughts

Mr C seems to think that I have a little bit of a crush on Gerard Butler, and I am not so sure. I did like him in the other film we saw, but that is the complete opposite end of the spectrum to this - which is your basic romantic comedy.

Once again, I wasn’t expecting much and was completely surprised by what I saw. Yes, it was the standard rom-com, and yes they did start out hating each other and ended up loving each other but I was very impressed by the ratio of comedy to romance. I couldn’t stop laughing for ten minutes at a time. Loved it.

Rating: 4 / 5

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