Today was AWESOME! Phillip had a random day off work. We got to sleep in, run errands, go thrift store shopping, eat Blizzards at Dairy Queen (we had a BOGO coupon) and then we topped off the day by seeing a movie. About a week ago, Groupon had a deal where you could purchase 2 tickets for “One for the Money” for just $12. Being the deal hunter that I am, I looked for a way to make it even cheaper. I found “Clicky the Clickable Value Wheel.” Basically, you spin the wheel and you can win anywhere from $5 to $100 in Groupon bucks (or you can land on sorry! which earns you nothing). I spun the wheel and won $10! That made our two tickets only $2!
So anyway, we went to the 2:30pm showing of “One for the Money.” I had read reviews and most people said that it sucked but for $2, I was ready to give it a shot. I braced myself for lame dialogue, cheesy effects and a ridiculous romance. I can safely say that NONE of those things were present in the movie. I loved the story line, even though it was a little far-fetched.
Basically the movie is about Stephanie Plum, a woman who loses her lingerie manager job at Macy’s and ends up work as a “recovery agent” (bounty hunter) for her cousin Vinnie. She ends up trying to catch Joe Morelli – a former police officer who skipped bail after being arrested for killing an unarmed man. The bounty? $50,000 – dead or alive. The story had some great laughs and some surprising twists. There’s no sappy love story like you’ve come to expect in Katherine Heigl’s movies which is great if you’re trying to convince your husband/boyfriend that he should actually see the movie but it’s funny enough to see with your girlfriends.
Overall, I enjoyed the movie. It was fun and interesting without being sappy. It didn’t have a lot of depth so if you need deep characters and amazing dialogue, look elsewhere. If you just want a fun movie without gross humor, gore or sex, I think “One for the Money” is a great choice. If you’re still not sure, see it during a matinee.
I would also note that if you’ve read the books (yes, the movie is based on a book series), you might not like it. Then again, what “based on a book” movie has EVER been perfect when judged against the original?