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Stephanie Plum (Katherine Heigl) is down on her luck and down on cash, so she takes a job as a bounty hunter. Her first case it taking in an old bedmate, Police Officer Joe Morelli (Jason O'Mara). But in her search for Morelli, she finds herself getting wrapped too deeply into a very dangerous situation and she needs to find a way out.
I think what I find charming about this movie is how incredibly basic it is. It almost feels like a feature-length TV pilot for a show on Fox, and honestly I would probably tune in if that actually happened. It's sort of set up like a modern film noir, with Heigl narrating the whole thing. Most of the dialogue is expositional, but in that way where it doesn't bother you because what they're explaining is actually important to the plot rather than character development. It also works because they're able to make the dialogue funny. Not exactly laugh-out-loud funny, but entertaining enough to keep you interested.
As far as acting goes, like I said, it feels like a TV pilot. Nobody is spectacular, although it's the first time where I wasn't scratching my eyes out at how much I couldn't stand Heigl in something. I think the chemistry between her and O'Mara works and there's a lot of interesting side characters that get just enough screen time to be entertaining but not too much to the point that they get annoying. Come to think of it, John Leguizamo is another actor in this who usually irritates me to no end, but here he was actually reserved and gave a performance that fit his character efficiently. Any movie that can get me to actually want to see John Leguizamo on screen, and not so I don't have to deal with Bob Hoskins or Mark Wahlberg, deserves a few points.
I normally don't like Katherine Heigl, or her movies, but this was pretty harmless. One for the Money is nothing special in the grand scheme of film, but it was an enjoyable ninety minutes of my time and I'd probably watch it again if I caught it while flipping channels. It's also nothing to go out of your way to see, but if you're at Redbox anyway then I'd suggest checking it out.