Friday, August 16, 2013

One For the Money (2012)

Number Rolled: 44
Movie Name/Year: One For the Money (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Length: 91 minutes
Rating: PG-13
Director: Julie Anne Robinson
Writer: Stacy Sherman, Karen Ray, Liz Brixius, Janet Evanovich
Actors: Katherine Heigl, Jason O’Mara, Daniel Sunjata, John Leguizamo, Sherri Shephard, Debbie Reynolds, Debra Monk, Nate Mooney, Adam Paul, Fisher Stevens, Ana Reeder, Patrick Fischler, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Leonard Nam, Annie Parisse, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Gavin-Keith Umeh, Louis Mustillo, Harry O’Toole, Rex the Hamster, John Joseph Williams, Marla Sucharetza

Stephanie is in a rut. She can’t pay her bills, she’s just gotten divorced and to make matters worse, her car was just repossessed. Over a family dinner her mother suggests she sees about a filing job for her Cousin Vinny. When Stephanie gets there to apply, she finds the job is already done, but there’s an opening for a bounty hunter. Her interest in the job only grows when she finds that there’s a warrant out for a guy who hurt her in high school.

First of all, I’m just going to say it. Not everyone in New Jersey has a cousin named Vinny. Seriously, we got the reference twenty years ago, but it’s time to just move the hell on. There are plenty of other Italian names to use. How about we see some Nunzio’s, Antonio’s, Giovanni’s and Salvatore’s? It’s enough. Knock it off.

With that said, I really don’t know how to explain what I just watched. To be honest, when I found out this was based on a book, I decided I really would like to read it. The plot was relatively sound and interesting. On top of that, for a Katherine Heigl movie, it was relatively low on the romance scale. The romance in it was actually all secondary to the big storyline. The mystery and action involved made me think that this could be a relatively good book.

So, why is it rated so low; a 2 here and a 2% on Because it’s damn near unwatchable.

The actors put on Jersey accents as well as my dog could sing opera. The acting was so absolutely painful that I literally cringed, several times. The one bright spot was Debbie Reynolds, who was hilarious but almost completely unnecessary.

If you’re really interested in the plot, read the book. The movie isn’t worth it.

Overall Opinion – 2/5

P.S. This movie is based on a book of the same name by “Janet Evanovich.”

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