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Veronica Mars (2014)

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Years after walking away from her past as a young private eye, Veronica Mars gets pulled back to her hometown, just in time for her high school reunion, in order to help her old flame Logan Echolls, who's embroiled in a murder mystery.

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Rob Thomas

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Rob Thomas (screenplay), Diane Ruggiero-Wright (screenplay) (as Diane Ruggiero) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kristen Bell ... Veronica Mars
Jason Dohring ... Logan Echolls
Enrico Colantoni ... Keith Mars
Chris Lowell ... Stosh 'Piz' Piznarski
Percy Daggs III ... Wallace Fennel
Tina Majorino ... Cindy 'Mac' Mackenzie
Krysten Ritter ... Gia Goodman
Martin Starr ... Stu 'Cobb' Cobbler
Gaby Hoffmann ... Ruby Jetson
Andrea Estella Andrea Estella ... Bonnie DeVille
Jerry O'Connell ... Sheriff Dan Lamb
Francis Capra ... Eli 'Weevil' Navarro
Ryan Hansen ... Dick Casablancas
Brandon Hillock ... Deputy Jerry Sacks
Maury Sterling ... Deputy Lyles
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Storyline

Former teenage private eye and now an aspiring New York City lawyer, Veronica Mars gets one phone call from ex-boyfriend Logan Echolls and she gets pulled right back into the seedy underbelly of Neptune, California. Logan's pop star girlfriend, Bonnie DeVille, has been murdered and he needs Veronica's help to clear his name. DeVille is a fellow Neptune High alum, and her murder and Veronica's return to Neptune coincide with their 10-year high school reunion. Veronica is face to face with old friends and foes alike and finds it's much harder to leave home a second time. Written by Anne Campbell

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She thought she was out


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Rated PG-13 for sexuality including references, drug content, violence and some strong language | See all certifications »

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USA | UK | France | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 March 2014 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Veronica Mars: The Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,988,351, 16 March 2014

Gross USA:

$3,322,127

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,485,127
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Francis Capra (Weevil), also appeared in Veronica Mars (2004), and an episode of iZombie (2015), iZombie: My Really Fair Lady (2018). Rob Thomas created all. See more »

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The top row of ribbons on Logan's uniform contains a Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal followed by an Air Medal. The Air Medal is the higher ranking decoration so it should come first. See more »

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Veronica Mars: [last line- in voiceover] Dad always said this town could wreck a person. It's what happens when you're playing a rigged game. I convinced myself winning meant getting out. But in what world do you get to leave the ring and declare victory? This is where I belong, in the fight. It's who I am. I've rolled around in the mud for so long, wash me clean and I don't recognize myself. So how about I just accept the mud and the tendency I have to find myself rolling in it? My name is Veronica, and I'm ...
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Towards the end of the closing credits, we hear one of Logan's voice mail recordings:

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Go Captain and Pinlighter
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Performed by Emperor X
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For Fans Only
6 April 2014 | by utgard14See all my reviews

When I say this is for fans only, I don't mean that if you are unfamiliar with the TV series you will be lost watching this. I wasn't a fan of the series and I was able to follow the movie fine. There are plenty of characters and moments that seem to serve no purpose other than (I assume) to please the show's fans, but none of these really get in the way of the plot. I came into this film with no expectations or baggage. I like Kristen Bell and I was willing to give the movie a shot, despite my never being able to get into the show when it was on the air. What I will say about the movie is that if you liked the series, I see no reason why you won't like this. If you didn't like the series (I didn't), then this will probably be a very unpleasant movie viewing experience for you because it really is like a big-screen version of the show. If you have never seen the show, then read on.

The pace is excruciatingly slow and I lost interest more than once. I was quickly reminded of why the show never clicked for me. It's like Buffy without the action, romance, or humor (to say nothing of monsters). Veronica Mars does try to have some of those things, particularly what is supposed to pass for humor. But it's very weak. The kind of stuff you would need a laugh track for. The only time I laughed was with the James Franco cameo. I couldn't for the life of me see what everyone else in the film was talking about regarding this Logan character, played by Jason Dohring. This lanky, rubber-faced individual seems better-suited to playing the nerdy best friend than the handsome "bad boy." There is also no chemistry between Dohring and Kristen Bell. There we have one of many divides that I, as someone not an avid devotee of Veronica Mars, will never be able to cross. The biggest divide is that I found the main character unlikable and obnoxious. Her sneering and condescending tone towards everybody but a select few of her closest friends makes me wonder what anyone ever saw appealing in this character. Thankfully, in her post-Mars career, Kristen Bell has been allowed to do roles that showcased her charm and personality better than this.

As someone who is a fan of actual old-school detective and film noir stories, of which Veronica Mars is supposedly a modernization of, I find nothing of interest here on that front. There is no atmosphere, no snappy dialogue, no unique or memorable characters. Veronica Mars just plods along at a steady pace, never rising or falling significantly, never building momentum to anything. When the moment comes for the mystery to be solved and the killer(s) apprehended, it comes with a whimper not a bang. There is a distinct lack of style or substance to this world of Veronica Mars that makes it very clear why the TV series was not more successful and why it needed fans to pay for this movie to be made.


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