Source:The Daily Press
When I first heard about and watched One For The Money, I thought Katherine Heigl was way too cute to play a bounty hunter. I don’t care how tall she is and how great of a body she and she’s tall and very sexy physically, but she comes off as a big kid. Like a baby-face teenage girl many times and didn’t look much older in this movie than she did in that 1998 Chuckey movie she did. So in that way she was sort of perfect for this part, because the people she was trying to catch wouldn’t take her seriously and she would perhaps be underestimated.
But then you watch the movie and see the scenes where Katherine Heigl is actually involved in bounty hunting and catching suspects and she handles herself very well and even tackles a guy running away from his home suspected I believe on drug dealing. So her persona and appearance of “aw, you’re so cute and sweet, I have nothing to worry about with you”, worked very well for her and her character because she did know what she was doing once she learned the ropes and handled herself very well as a bounty hunter.
What I was expecting from One For The Money when I finally saw it on demand this summer, was perhaps somewhat cheesy bad written movie that was mostly about a sexy, gorgeous baby-face goddess kicking ass in tight skinny jeans in boots. With some explosive action scenes and car chases and perhaps some humor in it. This movie has all of that, except the writing is much better and it is actually a very good action/comedy and fairly well-written and Katherine Heigl and Jason O’Mara the two main bounty hunters do a very good job in it.