Veronica Mars (2014) / crime, comedy, mystery
Directed by Rob Thomas
Screenplay by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero
Story by Rob Thomas
Based on Veronica Mars by Rob Thomas
Produced by Rob Thomas, Dan Etheridge and Danielle Stokdyk
Starring: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Krysten Ritter, Ryan Hansen, Francis Capra, Percy Daggs III, Chris Lowell, Tina Majorino, Enrico Colantoni, Gaby Hoffmann, Max Greenfield
Likable for viewers, treat for fans!
It is a continuing film adaptation based on Thomas' UPN/CW television series of the same name. Nine years after the events of the show's third season, former teenage sleuth Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) has left the fictional town of Neptune and moved to New York City. She is in a stable relationship with Stosh "Piz" (Chris Lowell) and has a job offer from the prestigious law firm. Suddenly she's contacted by her ex-boyfriend Logan Echolls (Jason Dohring) who has been accused of murdering his girlfriend Carrie Bishop (Andrea Estella) who became a successful but self-destructive pop star under the stage name Bonnie DeVille. He is being bombarded for offers of representation from lawyers yet Veronica agrees to return to Neptune and help him. She is reunited with her father Keith Mars (Enrico Colantoni), Neptune's former sheriff-turned-private investigator, who shows her how corruption and classism is rife under Sheriff Dan Lamb (Jerry O'Connell).
I've never seen a tv show (now I wish I had) so my viewing is obviously just based on the film. Since I'm a newcomer and I didn't know the characters and their relationships, first I felt a bit left in the dark but figuring things out was kind of fun (however I believe fans enjoyed it even more and that's okay since they've done so much to bring this film alive). Nevertheless, the movie started slow for me and it took some time to really get into the story. When I did, it was interesting and entertaining to watch. Solid plot, script and performances. Same scenes were unnecessary and waste of time, story is too predictable but it is enjoyable crime-solving flick with a right amount of humor. 3/5