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Silly lighthearted fun - enjoyable.
on 4 July 2012
This film is exactly what you would get if someone sat down and said: "What if we reversed the roles in 'The Bounty Hunter?' What if Jennifer Aniston's character was chasing Gerard Butler's???"
A sweet, slightly inept ex-lingerie saleswoman (Heigl as 'Stephanie Plum') goes on the hunt for an ex who has skipped bail, with the aid of a hunky fellow bounty hunter and a couple of bubbly (and funny) prostitutes. Needless to say, the film plays up the comedy and the romantic angles, while milking some good laughs from the entertainingly silly characters and the lead's constant errors.
Essentially what guys could refer to as a 'chick-flick action movie', it's feelgood fun in which you pretty much know everything that's going to happen before it does, but the journey is still light and amusing.
If you're a stickler for continuity and accuracy, steer well clear. Despite the fact that the script has characters point out at least twice that Stephanie's carrying a 5-shot revolver, there are several times where she empties at least 7-8 shots out of it without reloading. Similarly there's a moment where the characters hear shots and run to a location only a 5-minute jog away only for it to have suddenly gone from bright afternoon to pitch-black night in such a hilarious continuity faux-pas that myself and my other half were creasing up with laughter.
Despite that, it's easy to forgive - One For The Money doesn't want to be taken seriously - it's a breezy romantic comedy with doses of action that's just meant to be a feelgood confection. Rather like the cupcake offered at the end, as long as you just indulge in it instead of fretting the ingredients, you're likely to enjoy it.