The Bounty Hunter

Theatrical Release: March 19, 2010
The Bounty Hunter
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Synopsis

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. Andy Tennant (‘Hitch,’ ‘Sweet Home Alabama’) directs.

Dove Review

Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler seem to be enjoying themselves during this movie. I imagine the behind-the-scenes stories and practical jokes were lively to say the least. During the story they move back and forth between being angry with one another or enjoying each other’s company, although most of the time neither one wants to admit it.

The premise is that Milo Boyd (Butler) is an ex-cop who is now a bounty hunter and when his ex-wife Nicole Hurly (Aniston) doesn’t show up for a court case, the job of picking her up and bringing her in falls to Milo. It is an interesting twist for sure and some funny moments are the result. A few sparks fly too.

Unfortunately for our Dove viewers, the film is loaded with strong language as well as several innuendos and we regrettably cannot award the movie our Dove Seal as a family-friendly film.

Content Description

Sex: Kissing; several sexual innuendos; a woman is handcuffed to a bed and acts as if she is sexually interested in the man who has cuffed her with her motive being to get his gun; a scene which briefly focuses on a female character's rear; slang is used about having sex; a man boasts about casual sex; a man deeply kisses one female character and swaps gum with her; a man picks a woman up over his shoulder and temporarily has his hand on her rear; a woman doesn't have fare for a carriage ride and the driver wants to see her breasts as payment.
Language: Strong language throughout including several uses of "GD"; "JC" and other such language; sexual slang for both male and female genitalia.
Violence: A man is punched; a man is tackled on the cement; a woman is carried away and forced into the trunk of a car; a woman slaps a man and then speaks nicely to him; a bounty hunter with a gun tells a couple of cab drivers he will shoot them if they let a certain woman in their cab; a few characters punch each other; a man pushes a man's face down hard on a car trunk; a man is tasered; a man is struck with a golf club; a few people are shot and blood is seen on man's neck; a man breaks a car window; a few people shoot at each other with guns.
Drugs: Drinking in a few scenes including champagne.
Nudity: Cleavage; shirtless man; man in boxers.
Other: A mother mistakenly and briefly thinks her daughter is going to commit suicide; a man goes to the place he believes is his ex-wife's house and rubs mud on the carpet with his shoes and takes her toothbrush and after dipping it in the toilet places it back in its holder; tattoos seen on several people in tattoo shop.

Info

Company: Columbia Tri-Star Pictures
Writer: Sarah Thorp
Director: Andy Tennant
Producer: Neal H. Moritz
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 110 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter