One for the Money (2012)
Average Rating: 2.9/10
Reviews Counted: 53
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 52
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Average Rating: 2.3/10
Critic Reviews: 14
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A proud, born-and-bred Jersey girl, Stephanie Plum's got plenty of attitude, even if she's been out of work for the last six months and just lost her car to a debt collector. Desperate for some fast cash, Stephanie turns to her last resort: convincing her sleazy cousin to give her a job at his bail bonding company...as a recovery agent. True, she doesn't even own a pair of handcuffs and her weapon of choice is pepper spray, but that doesn't stop Stephanie from taking on Vinny's biggest
Jan 27, 2012 Wide
May 15, 2012
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An avalanche of grating big-hair-and-bad-accent New Joisey caricatures.
An ungainly mix of flat-footed gumshoeing and strained attempts at hilarity, all delivered with an unconvincing Joizy vibe.
The movie has the by-the-numbers efficiency of a decent TV series, and about as much flavor.
Light and fluffy as a cupcake, Katherine Heigl's many talents are truly wasted in this story based on the first of eighteen best-selling Stephanie Plum novels.
One For The Money is a paint-by-numbers chick-flick that'll make you laugh a few times but won't particularly enamour.
Apart from the three girls behind me constantly shifting their legs so that it made my otherwise empty row feel as if I was in an earthquake, One For The Money is an utterly lifeless, joyless experience.
Ultimately, it's further proof that Katherine Heigl picks her projects by stapling all potential scripts to a wall and throwing a dart.
The film miscasts Heigl and doesn't do much good for Debbie Reynolds as Grandma, either.
Director Julie Anne Robinson never finds a convincing tone and ruins everything with over-emphatic comedy reaction shots and a music track that keeps telling us how funny everything is (it isn't).
Heigl's fine and there's some zingy dialogue, but the violence jars with the comedy and, despite being written and directed by women, it still comes off as needlessly sexist.
The supposedly feisty Plum keeps following the lead of the two hunky men in her life. Scrape off the Elmore-Leonard-lite scuzz, and this is just a retroinactive rom-com.
If the filmmakers can't be bothered to believe in the real-world implications of its premise, then why ever should we?
Audience Reviews for One for the Money
- Joseph Morelli: Catch me if you can Cupcake!
- Stephanie Plum: I'm naked.
- Ranger: I'm on my way.
- Connie: How are you with the lowlife?
- Stephanie Plum: Damn skippy!
- Jackie: Lula, a snack?
- Lula: You always complainin. It's hot. I'm hungry.
- Lula: If you want information from Lula, you gon' have to bring her a snack.
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