One for the Money (2012)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Comedy, Crime

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Unemployed and newly-divorced Stephanie Plum lands a job at her cousin's bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a wanted local cop from her romantic past.




  • Katherine Heigl and Jason O'Mara in One for the Money (2012)
  • Jason O'Mara at an event for One for the Money (2012)
  • Katherine Heigl at an event for One for the Money (2012)
  • Katherine Heigl in One for the Money (2012)
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  • Katherine Heigl at an event for One for the Money (2012)

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18 May 2012 | bob-rutzel-1
| Wha Happened?
Having lost her job at Macy's Stephanie Plum (Katherine Heigl) takes a job in her cousin's bail-bond business. Her take would be $50,000 if she can bring in Joe Morelli (Jason O'Mara), a cop wanted in the shooting of an unarmed man.

Normally, I make sure I see the next Katherine Heigl movie. Usually, they are fun, witty, engaging, good one-liners, good dialogue and banter, great facial expressions, some good sight gags, and come on: look at her, she is beautiful and has a very infectious laugh. What's not to like? Well, this movie for one thing.

So what happened? A bland movie happened. Nothing interesting happened. Not witty, not engaging, no great facial expressions, no good one-liners, lame banter, no good sight gags, but KH is still beautiful and I saw the movie was going nowhere so I star gazed . I prefer her as a blonde, but the script called for brunette. Too bad the script didn't call for anything else ………like a good movie.

You know Stephanie is out of her league in a bounty hunter job. And, you just know this will bring into focus many things that will go wrong and you will laugh like you did with other KH movies. So you wait, and wait and wait some more. Didn't happen. I am reminded of the last Kentucky Derby race where I am still waiting for my horse to finish.

To be fair all actors did respectable jobs. It wasn't their fault. They went through their paces in fine fashion…… as in a trance. They didn't write the script, but maybe they should have had some input. And, also to be fair Jason O'Mara, as Joe, did his level best to make this a more animated movie as it all should have been. But, he had nothing to work against. OK, he did, but the script wouldn't allow anyone else to become animated or funny. Bummer. And, there I was star gazing at you know who. Very beautiful. Story? What story?

So now what? What do I do now? Why wait for then next Katherine Heigl movie, of course. What's not to like? And, maybe it will be a better movie. Hey, she is beautiful, has a nice laugh and can act but in here she was definitely in a slump with a bad script. Good athletes go into slumps, why not good actresses? Can happen.

Let's just say this was a very bland movie good enough as a made-for-TV movie, which is to say: watchable, nothing more. Well, except for the star gazing aspect. That's something. (5/10)

Violence: Yes. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Language: No.

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Release Date:

27 January 2012



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Pennsylvania, USA

Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,515,790 29 January 2012

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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