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Veronica Mars has put Neptune and her amateur sleuthing days behind her on the eve of graduating law school. While interviewing at high-end law firms, Veronica gets a call from her ex-boyfriend Logan who has been accused of murder. Veronica heads back to Neptune just to help Logan find an attorney, but when things don't seem right with how Logan's case is perceived and handled, Veronica finds herself being pulled back into a life she thought she had left behind.
Comedy Crime Drama - Although it's not necessary to see the cult television series on
which it's based, this seriocomic mystery/thriller is designed first
and foremost to appeal its established fans. Fans of star Kristen
Bell in general will be pleased by this big starring vehicle, with
all other actors being secondary. Language, mild sexual content, and
adult themes make the film inappropriate for young children.
PROFANITY: 1 F-word; 7 S-words; 1 GD; a number of others. SEX/NUDITY: Briefly overheard sex and clothed sensuality. VIOLENCE: Fights and shootings with some blood. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some alcohol. ACTION: A car collision. COMEDY: Constant banter and wisecracks.
Berardinelli, Internet CriticFull Review Above Average Veronica Mars is a delightful piece of fan service - a supersized TV reunion episode expanded for viewing in movie theaters.
Roger EbertFull Review Very Good All in all, the movie delivers what you expect, but not in the way you expect it. That makes it work as both a long-delayed if abbreviated fourth chapter in Veronica's story,...
USA TodayFull Review Good The result is the engaging Veronica Mars a film noir detective story that works for both devotees of the series and the uninitiated.
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After nine years, Veronica Mars has definitely landed on her feet. She's left
behind her impulsive beau Logan, given up her detective business, and gotten her
law degree. She's living with respectable boyfriend Piz in New York City, where
a prestigious law firm wants to make her an associate. One day she learns of the
shocking death of pop singer Bonnie DeVille, an old classmate from Neptune High.
Because Logan had been dating Bonnie, he's now a suspect in her murder, and he
begs Veronica to fly to California and help him choose a decent lawyer.
Back in Neptune, Veronica catches up with her detective father and other old
pals. At karaoke night, loopy Ruby Jetson wails a Bonnie Deville song; Veronica
and Logan wonder if this clearly obsessed fan could be Bonnie's killer? Veronica
sneaks into Ruby's vacant home to look for clues but is arrested as an intruder.
Ruby agrees not to press charges if Logan will take Ruby out on a date. At a
local bar, Veronica uncovers surprising news: Ruby had been seen at this bar the
night of Bonnie's murder and thus could not be her killer. So who done it, then?
Old sleuthing partners Mac and Wallace reveal a curious discovery: Susan, an
old friend of Bonnie's, had also died several years earlier, drowned in a
boating accident. Is there a connection between the deaths? Mac and Wallace drag
Veronica to the Neptune High ten-year reunion, and Piz has flown in from New
York to be there, too. Veronica runs into many old friends, including best "frenemy"
Gia and politically aspiring Luke. When an old sex tape featuring Veronica and
Logan is shown by pranksters, a massive brawl erupts and Piz gets walloped. At
an after-party at Gia's loft, Veronica learns that Susan was last seen during a
night of heavy drinking on a boat with Gia and Luke.
Noting that spy footage of Bonnie keeps turning up on the Internet, she
enlists movie star James Franco's help in tracking down celebrity sleaze monger
Vinnie. The slimeball has been tapping the camera feeds from tablet computers
given to celebrities. He shares with Veronica all the footage from Bonnie's
tablet-some of which implicates one of the dead girl's friends. With a furious
Piz breaking off their relationship and the New York law firm retracting their
offer, Veronica's life is falling apart. Can she trick the culprit into
confessing before a desperate partner blows Veronica out of the sleuthing game