Veronica Mars 2014

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(99) IMDb 7/10
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Years after walking away from her past as a teenage private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown, an ex-boyfriend with baggage, and an unraveling murder mystery.

Starring:
Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring
Runtime:
1 hour 47 minutes

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Veronica Mars

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Genres Drama
Director Rob Thomas
Starring Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring
Supporting actors Krysten Ritter, Ryan Hansen, Francis Capra
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Emma Anderson on 16 Mar 2014
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I only discovered the tv series after it had been cancelled but watched all three seasons back to back in no more than 2 weeks. It kept me entertained at university when I should have been writing assignments so I was delighted when a movie was announced. For me the wait was only 5years but it was long enough. The movie was good the characters still the same well written people that I remembered and the plot was engaging. In my opinion they need to make another movie!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Andy on 15 Mar 2014
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My girlfriend is a fan of the show, I had never watched an episode in my life but both of us enjoyed Veronica Mars very much. A lot of jokes would have went over my head without having a fan explain them to me but it was a clever stand alone piece which seemed like a love letter to fans and served as a sassy mystery story to non fans.
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Format: DVD
The film begins well enough with a short breakdown of the series if you haven't watched it. We hadn't and I was quite intrigued by the plot. However, we found the plot quite thin - she is not in the city of New York but goes home to an old boyfriend who apparently has anger management issues and is being accused of murdering his girlfriend. The actor who plays this 'bad boy' is the most congenial, sweet faced man you could meet. In fact I could not see this man hurting a fly let alone a human so I was not convinced.

The town is apparently full of corrupt police and law and order is lacking. You witness this through the barbaric treatment of some teens in a car who are challenged because they have cans of paint. The story again left us unconvinced. However, Veronica comes back to defend her mild/aggressive boyfriend and prove his innocence. This is when we hear the events surrounding the murder - the bit Colombo and Poirot would be eager to listen to. As a fan of detective stories this one was full of holes. He just happens to be at the wrong place at the wrong time. Furthermore, there is no logic to the murder or the reasons for his arrest.

The poorest part of this film was the acting and casting - I suppose these are characters who were part of the series and refers to old stories. For the newcomer it was weird, like joining an old group of friends and your are the stranger of the group. We found it dull, slow and weak in script and acting.

The funniest thing about the film was Veronica's boyfriend in New York who is so clearly going to be dumped by the end of the film - his name is 'Piz' - Really! Could they not think of a better nickname? Poor guy!

Unfortunately this might be one for fans alone, if you're new you may not be welcome. I'm pretty sure fans will hate this opinion of the film but there you go. I say what I see - weak plot and weak acting.
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Format: DVD
I'll start with a confession - I've never watched any Veronica Mars before, not a single episode of the tv series that preceded this film. I read a review that said no prior knowledge was required to enjoy the film so I gave it a go and that theory is almost correct. It was good fun and i did enjoy it but I had a feeling there was just a little something missing, there's various characters here who clearly have a lot of history together but it's history I'm oblivious to.

Plot wise it's pretty simple - a short opening monologue tells us who Veronica Mars is (an ex teen sleuth) who returns to her old home town of Neptune to have a crack at one more mystery as her ex is the prime suspect in a murder case. From here we follow Veronica as she works the case and interacts (for better or worse) with old acquaintances from Neptune.

The mystery ties into another, older, mystery and the plot takes the odd twist and turn as things move along, red herrings fly and suspects come and go. It's fun stuff, the acting is good all round (especially from the excellent Kristen Bell) the script is sharp and witty and it kept me guessing at least. There is the slight drawback I mentioned before and I'd say fans of the show can probably add at least a star to my rating.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A S Rumsey on 19 Mar 2014
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So many quotes so little time... In short it was worth the 6 year wait! The show was fantastic when it was on TV and the magic is still there in force. Does it feel like an extended episode rather than a movie? Yes. Do I care. No. In fact I liked the fact Rob Thomas grounded the show back in it's muddy, film noir roots and clearly wrote every line, every direction, for the fans that so lovingly funded it. The appreciation of the stars getting another shot at VM is clearly tangible on screen and it is great to watch a bunch of people who so clearly like each other reigniting a decade old chemistry and slipping so effortlessly back into the characters we knew and loved. Here's hoping for a sequel, or even better (in my opinion) a new series! Clearly my love for this movie was epic... But what can I say, I'm a marshmallow! (I can only apologise- I got somewhat carried away there!)
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By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER on 26 Mar 2014
Format: DVD
Veronica MARS looks like VENUS, but is a down to EARTH girl who is from cliche filled NEPTUNE where no one drives a MERCURY. Veronica narrates the last dozen years of her life so we can catch up, but continues her "Sex in the City: style of narration well into the film. She is set to work for a law firm in NYC and has a great boyfriend. When someone from her "nearly everyone is rich and famous" class is killed, and the main suspect is her ex-boyfriend. Veronica returns to resume her role as an investigator in the case.

This was a made for TV formulaic script, and wasn't done well. If you have evidence to clear your client, you present it to the DA and not the local sheriff who doesn't like you. I also don't understand why she never returned the calls or answered the phone from her new employer. She could explain what she was doing, if they were willing to wait, fine, if not, also fine. But to simply ignore the calls without giving them the respect and decency to provide them with information to make a decision is immature and irresponsible.

What channel has the "Columbo" reruns?

Parental Guide: F-bomb, sex. no nudity.
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