On the verge of accepting a job at a high-powered New York law firm, former teenage sleuth Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell) is lured back to her hometown by an old flame to solve a murder, conveniently arriving on the same weekend as their ten-year high school reunion. Director Rob Thomas caters directly to fans of the 2004-'07 cable series (as well he should have; they funded the film through Kickstarter); this big-screen version packs in as many old characters as possible, and a few of the series' most famous lines are repeated word for word. The uninitiated may not go for the all-too-convenient crime solving, melodramatic love triangle, and playful banter, but cultists will find all the show's pleasures intact. With James Franco, Jamie Lee Curtis, Martin Starr, and Justin Long.
Director: Rob Thomas
Producer: Rob Thomas, Dan Etheridge, Danielle Stokdyk, Joel Silver, Kristen Bell, Jenny Hinkey, Andrew Mellett and Daniel Ornstein
Cast: Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Krysten Ritter, Ryan Hansen, Francis Capra, Percy Daggs III, Tina Majorino, Chris Lowell, Enrico Colantoni, Christine Lakin, Ken Marino, Amanda Noret, Daran Norris, Max Greenfield, Jerry O'Connell and Andrea Estella