One for the Money turned out to be a bundle of surprises for me. I saw the trailer while watching New Year’s Eve and I knew I wanted to watch it when it was out. Never mind that New Year’s Eve also had Katherine Heigl but turned out to be a massive letdown.
I like Katherine Heigl, not just since her days on Grey’s Anatomy, but since I first watched Roswell. Basically I’ve watched most of her rom-coms of late and liked most of them. One for the Money is based on a novel and Katherine Heigl is the main character, Stephanie Plum. I’m not going to delve into the plot at all, because it doesn’t take much to summarise it and give it all away anyway.
She’s got dark hair here! I always thought she looked pretty as a blonde but she is smoking hot with dark hair. I am allowed to like her and the movie just because she has dark hair, right?
The hidden gem of the movie is Daniel Sunjata, who is Ranger, Stephanie Plum’s mentor/Obi-wan. Don’t know who Daniel Sunjata is? Have you ever watched Grey’s Anatomy? Remember that smoking hot nurse that Bailey had a fling with then dumped?
Oh yes, he’s so badass here. I think this sort of role really fits him well. I felt going away from the cinema that the only thing I remember about the movie was Ranger and his badassery. I think he should get his own spinoff movie. I’d watch that. It’s just a coincidence (probably?) that the two of them had been in Grey’s but my inner geek is just squealing in joy over it.
I’m ready for a Stephanie Plum sequel, as long as I’m promised lots and lots of Ranger scenes. Bring it on!