Bright-eyed Kristen Bell reprises her TV role as a small-town-coastal-California amateur sleuth in this talky, harmless comic detective yarn about the search for the murderer of a local pop singer, electrocuted in her bathtub. If nothing else, it’s a showcase for numerous thirtysomething Hollywood actors bubbling under the big time: Jason Dohring, Gaby Hoffmann (from Crystal Fairy), Krysten Ritter, Dax Shepard, Chris Lowell, Francis Capra, Jerry O’Connell, et al. Also with cameos by Justin Long and the ubiquitous James Franco. Directed by the original show’s producer Rob Thomas from a screenplay he wrote with Diane Ruggiero (103 min.).
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