Milo is a disgraced former cop turned bounty hunter who receives the best news that any divorced bounty hunter could possibly receive: his ex-wife, Nicole, had her bail revoked. Milo will receive $5,000 for hunting down and bringing in his ex. Nicole, meanwhile, is a reporter, deep in the middle of an investigation about an alleged suicide that she suspects is really a murder. Her bond hearing was going to interfere with her ability to meet her informant, who finds himself kidnapped by the people he was preparing to snitch on. Milo finds Nicole in Jersey and prepares to bring her back into the Big Apple; she keeps trying to escape, he keeps re-apprehending her. They fight, physically and verbally, the entire time, bickering about their past and their respective single futures. The more they fight, the closer their respective pursuers (Milo owes money, and Nicole is being hunted by those she's investigating) get to them. Nicole tells Milo that she has evidence that his friend Bobby, still a member of the NYPD, has ties to the criminal subject of her piece. Milo reluctantly decides to help her in her investigation before bringing her back to justice. When they learn that Milo's suspicious friend is heading to the police evidence building, where all of the confiscated guns and drugs are held, Milo and Nicole try to head him off, in order to either stop him from committing a crime or to clear his name.
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Best part of story, including ending:
It strains terribly hard to be funny, working overtime to be as wacky as imaginable. Some of the actors involved in this movie look legitimately embarrassed to be in it.
Best scene in story:
Jason Sudeikis is by far and away the funniest part of the film, and his two or three scenes of confronting Jennifer Aniston and confessing his love actually earn a few laughs.
Opinion about the main character:
Milo isn't a likable hero at all; he's a pig, who treats his ex-wife and women in generally very poorly, and comedy really isn't Gerard Butler's strong suit.