A distinctly mediocre comedy about a woman with designs on being a bounty hunter, "One for the Money" is watchable but instantly forgettable. Inoffensive but lacking anything to make the work stand out, the Julie Anne Robinson-directed film has some cast-generated personality and vigor. Those factors, however, can not elevate the experience.
A dash of fish-out-of-water and a pinch of biting-off-more -than-can-be-chewed mix for a story that finds Katherine Heigl's unemployed everywoman wanting a bit of bounty hunting adventure. Robinson allows her cast to drive the film, but the actors alone can not elevate the story. Heigl and Debbie Reynolds are game, and the two are good for injecting some character and spirit into a mostly vanilla affair.
"One for the Money" may not be a complete waste of time, but its charms are short-lived. Its cast is nice-looking and lively; the production and story, however, are too bland to inspire any real enjoyment.