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Comedy - Family

One for the Money (2012)


Elevator Pitch

A divorced and out of work young woman, who is about to be evicted from her apartment and who sees her European sports car repossessed takes up a job as a bail bond recovery agent, and goes on the track of the highest value bond jumper who happens to be an old flame. She knows little about the work but is helped out by Ranger, and experienced and heavily armed agent, and must survive family crises and dangerous situations in order to fulfil her mission.


Stephanie spends time with her family, she visits the bail bondsman’s office and drives about in a very large American car, before managing to steal the one belonging to her quarry. She spends time looking for clues in various apartments, although I have to admit I was never quite sure who they belonged to, and at one point is handcuffed naked to a shower rail (this sounds a bit more exciting than it actually is). In fact there is no sex, nudity, drinking or drugs and just one or two shoot outs with hand guns and one explosion.

A View Only one critic of the fifty who reviewed it on Rotten Tomatoes liked this film. Yet another proof that just putting an attractive woman in a feature will not guarantee success. You need a bit of a plot, and preferably some sort of a back story. It had an estimated budget of $40 millions and did not get it back. So not a watch unless there is absolutely noting else available.
Duration 1h 31m Rating (UK) 12A
Source of story Based on a 1994 novel of the same name by Janet Evanovich
Director Julie Anne Robinson
Writers/Script Stacy Sherman, Karen Ray, Liz Brixius
Starring Katherine Heigl, Jason O’Mara, Daniel Sunjata, John Leguizamo, Debbie Reynolds
Additional Info The author of the book has written 25 books featuring her main character, Stephanie Plum, and now sees her in the image of Katherine Heigl.

About Victor R Gibson

Author of this site three technical books and two novels


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