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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-Wright (screenplay) (as Diane Ruggiero) | 2 more credits »
6 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Trivia

When the idea of Kickstarter emerged, Kristen Bell and Rob Thomas met with the Warner Brothers brass, which gave their blessing to the project and agreed to help distribute the movie. Their reaction was "if you can show there's enough fan interest to warrant a movie, we're on-board", and they did, with 5,702,153 dollars pledged of the two million dollar goal, and 91,585 backers. See more »

Goofs

Veronica is arrested for breaking and entering. B&E requires forceful entry or entering a dwelling without permission. She was clearly let in to the home by the woman who answered the door. See more »

Quotes

Wallace Fennel: In case it slipped your mind, Piz is the one without the baggage and the drama.
Cindy 'Mac' Mackenzie: Hmm... I will say this for him, he almost never gets charged with murder.
Veronica Mars: Just one of the things I love about Piz. No drama.
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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 The Simpsons (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Criminal
Written by Dan Auerbach, Evan Bogart, Bernard Freeman, Freddie Gibbs, Evan 'Chuck Inglish' Ingersoll (as Evan Ingersoll), Brendan Joyce, Jonathan Keller, Richard Reed Parry (as Richard Parry), ZZ Ward (as Zsuzsanna Ward) and King Chip
Performed by ZZ Ward featuring Freddie Gibbs (uncredited)
Courtesy of Hollywood Records
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User Reviews

 
It was worth the wait!
13 March 2014 | by jedispyderSee all my reviews

This is one of the most satisfying movies I have ever seen! Then again, I am a bit biased since I helped back the movie on Kickstarter.

I was a huge fan of the show when it was on the air and was ecstatic to hear about the movie. It's been almost a year and we finally have it! It was well worth the wait and the contribution to the Kickstarter campaign.

For the first few minutes of the movie, there is a slight recap of the TV show featuring clips with a voice over by Veronica Mars. This is used not only as an introductory piece for new watchers but also a walk down memory lane for the fans.

As expected, there were plenty of "inside jokes" that were casually thrown out in dialog. What was brilliant, though, was the fact that they weren't obvious. They blended with normal conversation and were just added bonuses for the fans and for new watchers it was just another example of how great the dialog was. You don't need any background information about the show to watch this, you won't be left in the dark with the inside jokes.

The movie is self-contained but leaves space for a sequel in one form or another. Characters grow and change during the movie, so it's not just a movie to have a movie.

Characters from the show are brought back but not in a pushy sort of way. It is a large cast but everyone has a proper place. You don't have anybody from the show return for a only second, everyone gets good face time without it being overwhelmed.

Overall, I highly recommend this move to anyone.


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Official Sites:

Kickstarter page | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

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:

$3,485,383
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SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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