Adaptation, Drama. Rated PG-13. 1 hour, 47 minutes.
by Warner Bros. Pictures
of Jason Dohring and Kristen Bell in "Veronica Mars"
The movie starts out
with a two-minute montage about Detroit’s own Kristen Bell,
who reprises her role as Veronica Mars, and sums up the TV series
for those who haven’t seen it. Mars is a private investigator
at her father’s P.I. firm. I am one of the few people who
haven’t seen the series so it helped me get caught up to
speed. The movie featured all of the same characters that were
on the popular show.
Then, Veronica goes
on a job interview at the law firm Truman-Mann and Associates
in New York City. She was interviewed by Jamie Lee Curtis (Gayle
Buckley) and a few others. Seconds later, Mars gets a phone call
from her friend Logan (Jason Dohring) who needs her help finding
a lawyer in the fictional town of Neptune, Calif.
Logan was accused in
the murder of Carrie Bishop, who became a successful pop star
known as “Bonnie DeVille.” The murder was all over
the news and on magazine covers. So Mars flew out to California
and offered to help. She reunited with her father, Keith Mars,
who was working on uncovering the corruption of Sheriff Dan Lamb.
Veronica begins the
death investigation on her own. She conducted several interviews
with witnesses, the police and the sheriff’s. Mars used
listening devices and a camera with a long lens to gather evidence.
Meanwhile, she kept getting calls from the law firm for her to
return to NYC and start working.
Mars was dragged to
her 10-year high school reunion by some of her friends. During
the party, she learns that Carrie’s death is connected to
the death of her best friend, Susan Knight, who disappeared from
a boat nine years earlier. A fight breaks out at the reunion so
Veronica uses a lighter to set off the sprinklers. Then, she went
to an after party and interviewed Dick Casablancas, Luke Haldeman
and his fiancée Gia Goodman, and Stu "Cobb" Cobbler,
who were with Susan and Carrie on the boat the night Susan disappeared.
Will Logan be charged
with Carrie’s murder or will be he found not guilty? Will
Veronica ever land a job as an attorney in New York City? Those
are two questions you’ll be able to answer at the end of
the film. I’m not going to tell you right now. That’s
for you to discover when you see the movie. Hint: Stay until the
end of the credits because there is a special scene waiting for
I really enjoyed this
film. It was sort of like a murder mystery type of story similar
to what you might see on “48 Hours” or “Dateline
NBC.” Bell told reporters during the Hollywood premiere
that this film was the first to be entirely funded on Kickstarter.
Apparently $5 million wasn’t enough money because I had
to travel 30 minutes to see it. The theaters in my area didn’t
get a copy of the movie. I think this film deserves a wide release.
In the meantime, look for it on DVD and Blu-Ray on May 6, 2014.
'Veronica Mars' movie discussed at Paleyfest 2014 in Hollywood
By Kelly Rosales
the Official Movie Trailer
Jason Rzucidlo with the "Veronica Mars" movie
by Warner Bros. Pictures
of Enrico Colantoni, Daran Norris and Jerry O'Connell in "Veronica