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One for the Money (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 27 January 2012 (USA)
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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.

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After losing her job, Jersey girl Stephanie Plum is broke. Needing a job she is told that her cousin, a bail bondsman, needs someone to help out in the office. But the only job openings he has are for skip tracers. She learns that Joe Morelli, a guy she knew intimately years ago, is one of the "skips". She eventually finds him but wasn't really prepared so he gets away. Another bounty hunter, Ranger, tries to teach her. Eventually she finds Morelli again, but he claims he is innocent of the crime he is accused of and he is trying to prove his innocence. Eventually Stephanie thinks he's telling the truth so she stakes out the person who can help him. She only finds herself in trouble and Morelli saves her. She tries to find someone who can prove his innocence, but the problem is that shortly after meeting with them they're killed or attacked. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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She's looking for a few not-so-good men.


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Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual references and language, some drug material and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Sólo por dinero  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,515,790 (USA) (27 January 2012)

Gross:

$26,404,753 (USA) (6 April 2012)
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The film was considered a box office disappointment by all involved and plans for a big screen adaptation of the second book in the series, "Two for the Dough", were scrapped. See more »

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At the gun range, she fires the gun 12 times straight without stopping even though it is a 5-shot revolver. See more »

Quotes

[Stephanie is driving her latest FTA to the police station in Morelli's "commandeered" Explorer. He catches up to her in traffic]
Joe Morelli: Are you freaking nuts? This is my car!
Stephanie Plum: Then go call the cops!
[He puts his hands on the window, she rolls it up]
Joe Morelli: This is my... oh, God damn it! This is my vehicle!
Stephanie Plum: It's mine for the time, Morelli! Suck it!
Joe Morelli: Oh, my God! Is that guy naked? He better be wearing pants. You better be wearing pants, pal!
William Earling: Ah, lighten up, son! Fresh air is good for the boys.
Stephanie Plum: Hey, we're headed ...
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Referenced in Tosh.0: How to Draw Guy (2012) See more »

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Written by Lavonne Alford and Alex Polanco
Performed by M. One (as M1)
Courtesy of Sotti Music by arrangement with The Royalty Network, Inc.
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Surprisingly enjoyable despite itself
15 June 2012 | by (california) – See all my reviews

Very enjoyable light entertainment. A crime story that revolves around a clueless but persistent woman. The crime itself isn't all that important, and the focus is not on the narrative drive forward (which is good because it's kinda predictable). The focus is instead on the character of the female lead. Oddly, it's not about her growing as a character, or even about her getting more and more confident about her chosen line of work. It's not even about proving herself to everyone that she is capable.

The story is about persistence, about how this character is somehow ideally suited for this situation, but just lacks the knowledge to be truly successful.

If this wasn't such a light and airy movie, I would suspect that it was a metaphor for living in the age of the Internet, where knowledge is a commodity and anyone who has access to specific areas of knowledge can be an expert. Alas, it's a little less than that.

Unfortunately for the movie, the lack of character depth and the cumbersome box-like production make it seem very TV-ish. Like this was the pilot episode of a series. It also suffers from useless-narrator syndrome. I didn't read the book, but I suspect the source material may share some of the blame for that via lazy exposition.

Speaking from a guy's point of view about what is essentially a chick movie, it doesn't hurt that Heigl is hot, has a nice smile, and can handle a gun. And is a pretty good actress, sure, yeah... that. The casting could have been a lot worse. I would watch Heigl in just about anything if she stayed brunette.


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