HOLLYWOOD —This week I was torn between reviewing “The Repo Man” or “The Bounty Hunter.” I chose Jennifer Aniston’s film co-starring Gerard Butler as the film to spend the weekend in your local theater. “The Bounty Hunter” pit’s the gorgeous couple Aniston and Butler against each other in a hilariously dangerous film, which often makes the viewer so hysterical you almost have to gasp for air. Though I’ve not been a huge fan of Gerard Butler’s work in the past, he shines in this film and the chemistry he and Ms. Aniston share is infectious. No one will leave their seat to go get popcorn once the film cranks into high gear, which starts very early in the picture. Aniston as Nicole and Butler as Milo are simply unforgettable as a former couple that becomes adversaries as Milo has to bring Nicole in on an arrest warrant.
The studio states the following of the film: “Milo Boyd (Gerard Butler), 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 Hurly (Jennifer Aniston). 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 realizes 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, honor and obey was tough – staying alive is going to be a whole lot tougher.”
What is great about this film is that despite Aniston playing a spoiled brat, she is very warm and lovely in the film and can I add gorgeous? The beauty continues to become even more attractive as she gets older, and her bankable skills as a leading lady are surprising many in Hollywood who considered her a TV star, not a movie star. She is surely proving her detractors wrong on that point. Gerard Butler is so much fun in this film, he seems like a guy any guy would want to go fishing or golfing with and all of the ladies will want to date. He’s surely going to bring many single women into the theaters this week and they will not be sorry.
Director Andy Tennant did a wonderful job with the on-screen chemistry that mainly seemed like fun friction to be honest. The prolific director has brought us a film he should be very proud of.
This film gets Five of Five Stars for the on-screen chemistry of Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler. Here’s hoping the two will join forces again on film. They have the enigmatic chemistry of Hepburn and Tracy, and both are a lot more attractive to boot!