Movie Review: One for the Money (2012)

One for the Money (2012)

3 out of 5 stars

I can count on one hand (well, half a hand) the number of movies produced by Lionsgate that I enjoyed (most of them I couldn’t finish).  The most recent one I liked was Man on a Ledge and before that it was Conan, but only barely.  So I had a chip on my shoulder when I started watching One for the Money earlier this week.  I convinced myself I would not like the film but soon found myself laughing and forgetting the whole Lionsgate bad reputation stigma.

I only scratched my head once in confusion during the movie.  And it had nothing to do with the plot and everything to do with a t-shirt Katherine Heigl wore early in the movie.  Why would a girl from Jersey (where the movie was set) be wearing a University of Kansas t-shirt?  I even checked Heigl’s biography at but could find no trace of her being from Kansas, or attending KU, or having any ties to my home state whatsoever.  Perhaps the director is a fan?

Wardrobe malfunctions aside, the movie was funny and predictable, and I didn’t mind wasting my time watching it.  A little brevity goes a long way during the dog days of Summer.