The Bounty Hunter

Sony / 2010 / 110 Minutes / Rated PG-13

I'll say this, whoever's choosing Jennifer Aniston's film roles should be fired. Though, I'm sure it sounded good on paper, this sophomoric romantic comedy never gets off the ground, despite a paint-by-number concept that should have at least delivered midland level humor. Co-starring Gerard Butler as Milo Boyd, a down-on-his-luck bounty hunter who gets his dream job when he is assigned to track down his bail-jumping ex-wife, reporter Nicole Hurly (Aniston).

This 'Midnight Run' rip-off has a hard time getting off the ground, despite some noble attempts by both its appealing leads. The jokes are obvious to just plain painful. It's as if the filmmakers knew they had a turkey to begin with but were simply hoping the star power could keep the whole thing afloat. Where Butler had better luck last year with the tepid 'Ugly Truth', he sadly falters here with a far worse written character giving him little to play.

Extras for anyone interested include 'Making 'The Bounty Hunter', 'Stops Along the Road: Hunting Locations', 'Rules for Outwitting a Bounty Hunter ', outtakes and theatrical trailers.