One for the Money

Rated PG-13 (MPAA) 106 min. 2012

One for the Money is palatable enough---even amusing, at times---but most all of these moments are given away in the trailer. The rest has a connect-the-dots kind of predictability to it. Director Julie Anne Robinson tries to break rom-com formula (the movie’s an adaptation of Janet Evanovich’s novel), and does a so-so job. Stephanie Plum (Katherine Heigl) is a broke, ex-lingerie salesperson who returns to New Jersey and gets a gig as a bounty hunter. Heigl has decent comic timing, but she can’t pull off tough. Her first job: to bring her cherry-snatcher, Joe Morelli (Jason O’Mara), to the police for skipping bail. I don’t buy that she’d hold a high school grudge, yet this is the movie’s driving force, revealing a weakness in Stephanie that reeks of lady-in-distress. At least Stephanie gets the money first, the guy later. -Molly Segal

Film Credits

Official Site: oneforthemoneyfilm.com

Director: Julie Anne Robinson

Writer: Liz Brixius and Janet Evanovich

Cast: Katherine Heigl, Jason O'Mara, Daniel Sunjata, John Leguizamo, Sherri Shepherd, Debbie Reynolds, Debra Monk, Nate Mooney, Adam Paul and Fisher Stevens

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