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The comedy in BOUNTY HUNTER is pretty thin, but the movie is engaging. There are a few chuckles. The two leads do a fun job keeping the story light. There is very little compelling about the story, however. It’s light and breezy, but not brilliant. One of the highlights is a terrific soundtrack with excellent song choices. But, there is much foul language and some lewd content, especially when Nicole is handcuffed to a bed. Also, Nicole’s mother is a foul-mouthed nightclub singer. Her advice to Nicole is often lewd. For the movie’s offensive content, extreme caution is required.
(BB, Pa, LLL, V, S, NN, A, M) Strong moral worldview overall of characters solving a murder and catching criminals but marred by some pagan lifestyle elements; 33 obscenities, 17 profanities, and an obscene gesture; thug breaks man’s leg with golf club, man hit with golf balls, man and woman fight and wrestle, and man shot off screen; no sex scenes, but references to and jokes and innuendoes about sex, plus some lewd artwork on the door of a strip club; brief shot of rear female nudity in background of strip club and main female character wears low cut, short dress throughout movie; alcohol use; no smoking or illegal drugs; and, lying and divorced couple bickers but they get back together.
THE BOUNTY HUNTER stars Gerard Butler as Milo, an ex-cop now working as a bounty hunter, who tries to bring his ex-wife Nicole into custody for skipping out on bail from a traffic incident. Nicole, played by Jennifer Aniston, is a newspaper reporter who has stumbled onto a story that involves a corrupt policeman and a murder. Milo chases Nicole as Nicole chases the story.
They eventually meet and rekindle their arguments from when they were married. Later, when the murder story turns dangerous, the two of them work well together to find the crooked cop. Then, Milo and Nicole rekindle their romance. They realize that they both contributed to their breakup and need to work harder at their relationship.
The comedy in BOUNTY HUNTER is pretty thin, but the movie is engaging. There are a few chuckles, and Aniston and Butler do a fun job of keeping the story light. There is very little that is compelling about the story, however. It’s light and nice, with a divorced couple getting back together and stopping the bad guy, but not brilliant.
One of the movie’s highlights is a terrific soundtrack with excellent song choices throughout. There is much foul language, however, as well as some sexual references and innuendoes, especially when Nicole is handcuffed to a bed. Also, Nicole’s mother is a nightclub singer who is often profane and sexual in her advice to Nicole.
For the movie’s negative content, extreme caution is required. Please see the CONTENT section above for more details.