Opening Wide: The Bounty Hunter, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Repo Men

by | March 20, 2010 at 1:26 AM | The Movies

Here’s what’s opening in theaters across the country this weekend. We’ve got the rote rom-com The Bounty Hunter, the teenage agony film Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and we’ve got a crew of organ-repossessors running roughshod over personal freedoms in Repo Men – not to be confused with Repo: The Genetic Opera, the gothy musical version of the same idea that came out a year ago.


The Bounty Hunter
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Jennifer Aniston is a reporter who skips a court appearance over a minor traffic incident to cover a story. Gerard Butler is her ex-husband, an ex-cop shouldering a huge gambling debt and scraping by with bounty-hunting work. He gets charged with bringing her in, and the resulting capers and clashes leave them wondering why they ever got together in the first place, as well as why they ever broke up.

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid
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A middle-school student launches a bunch of ‘get-cool-quick’ schemes in an effort to survive the humiliations of junior high, but they all wind up in disaster as he and his friends get picked on by jerks.


Repo Men
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Jude Law and Forest Whitaker are Remy and Jake, goons hired to repossess internal organs when the people who had them transplanted default on paying their medical bills. However, when Remy needs a heart transplant himself, the tables start to turn when he can’t afford the payments, and Jake is the man who has to come after him.

Watch more clips from Repo Men.