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World’s Worst Chick Flick Part 8: The Bounty Hunter

February 8, 2011

Bounty Hunter

A few weeks ago I reviewed a Gerard Butler movie, The Ugly Truth, and despite its complete lack of taste and likable characters, I’ve decided to give him another chance by reviewing The Bounty Hunter for this week’s edition of The Search for the World’s Worst Chick Flick.

I finished the movie two minutes ago and I’ve already forgotten about it.

I remember this: Jennifer Aniston is a journalist and Gerard Butler is a bounty hunter. They’re both in trouble and Butler’s character is trying to bring Aniston’s character into the police because she didn’t show up for a court appearance and there’s a bounty on her head. The rest of the movie is spent with them fighting, making up, fighting and getting into trouble with bad guys. Oh, and they used to be married but got a divorce even though they still love each other or something.

First of all, I studied journalism in college and I was under the impression that it was a dying profession and newspapers are all going to be gone in a few years. Yet 60% of all romance movies are about journalists.

Attention journalism schools: If you want to get students into your program, just tell them that becoming a reporter means they have a pretty good chance of being part of a zany romance. Let the students (and money) roll in.

This isn’t a great movie, but it’s not the worst. I can see these two people getting together and being happy, but I just don’t care. This movie is boring. There are too many bad guys and secondary characters that pop in and out of the movie for no apparent reason other than the writers wanted an excuse to give a guy horse tranquilizers.

If you like to see a guy get hit with golf balls or a girl taser someone, then this is the movie for you. Otherwise, just go rent You’ve Got Mail.

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