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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.

Director:

Rob Thomas

Writers:

Rob Thomas (screenplay), Diane Ruggiero (screenplay) | 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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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:

The Veronica Mars Movie Project 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, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,319,109, 20 April 2014
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

(At around six minutes) In the beginning of the movie, the street singer is singing "We used to be Friends" from The Dandy Warhols. This song was also featured in the opening credits of Veronica Mars (2004). See more »

Goofs

Piz's microphone says "WBEZ 91.5," and Piz is working with Ira Glass on This American Life. WBEZ is Chicago's NPR Station, and This American Life is a Chicago-base broadcast, but the studio where Piz is working is in New York. See more »

Quotes

Vinnie Van Lowe: Well, if it isn't Neptune's very own Angela Lansbury.
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Crazy Credits

Towards the end of the closing credits, we hear one of Logan's voice mail recordings:

"[phone ringing] This is Logan reminding you: if you're offered a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask which seat, just get on. Sheryl Sandberg said that. So don't leave a message. Go get on that rocket ship. Or, leave a message. Your call. Your decision will tell me a lot about you." See more »

Connections

References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

Soundtracks

Holding My Breath
Written by Ubdhav Gupta, Andrea Estella, Eric Cardona, Gabel D'Amico and Bryan Ujueta
Performed by Andrea Estella (as Mr. Twin Sister)
Sung by Gaby Hoffmann (uncredited)
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Perfection. I was not disappointed. Well worth the wait.
14 March 2014 | by RockyMtnVideoSee all my reviews

Rob (and Diane) would seem to have had a difficult task in writing this. How to tie two threads together, over such a huge jump in time, how to craft a plot that accounted for things like the season four trailer, and how to make it all feel seamless. I recently re-watched all three seasons on Amazon, and I can only say that when I watched the movie, I felt like I was "home", and that all that lost time just didn't exist.

I can't imagine anyone who enjoyed the series, not fully enjoying this effort (and wishing that it would somehow "go on"). I would hope that it would have the potential of pulling in a larger audience, but that is more difficult to judge, having been a fan to begin with. I thought the series was super well written, many notches above a lot of other TV dribble, and had a killer cast to boot, so I was always amazed that it didn't get the numbers that one would have expected.

As with the series, the script is dripping with wit, both from Veronica, and also (as others have already mentioned) in references to events from the series. Newcomers might not pick up on some of it, but they would also not be distracted by any if it either. Those referential bits simply provide a few more "smile moments" for the rest of us, but are not required to follow or enjoy the story.

If you get off on action movies, with dialog written for 10-year olds, then you probably need to skip this film. If you enjoy well crafted scripts, with intelligent dialog, and with a love triangle and murder mystery thrown in to drive the plot, then even if you never watched the series, I would expect that you would still enjoy this film. You might even get hooked enough to find yourself streaming the series (all in HD, by the way), to find out what you missed, the first time around.

For the everyone else, who's simply been in "can't wait" mode for the last year, wondering if this great, ensemble cast could actually pull this off, and "be" those characters that you have missed. The answer is a resounding "yes".


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