The Bounty Hunter (12a)
Friday 19 March 2010
In which Jennifer Aniston continues to display her remarkable knack for choosing the lamest comedy vehicles on the road.
This time, she plays a crime reporter who's being taken to jail by her ex-husband Gerard Butler, a cop-turned-bounty hunter. The set-up invites us to speculate as to why the couple split up (easy: he's oafish, has repellent manners, and steals from her) and whether adversity will reignite their dormant spark (also easy, though natural justice should make it impossible). Butler, currently a Hollywood favourite, has no obvious talent for romance or comedy, and he makes Robert De Niro's bounty hunter in Midnight Run seem a regular charmer in comparison. Aniston leans on her usual unlucky-in-love schtick and lets her hair do most of the acting.
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