Feb. 01, 2012 - Issue #850: Godot
One For the Money
Stop, or Katherine Heigl will shoot
Everyone's in it for the money and going through the broad emotions, it seems, with nary a visual oomph! or script pow! to be detected. Most American-ly, the flick ignores its racial issues for the sake of white romance and heroism: Plum's threatened by a Hispanic man in a cage but rescued by Morelli; after Lula, a black prostitute, gets beaten up, Plum channels her anger into the target at a firing-range, kills the baddie behind it all, and Plum's white, semi-pervy boss gets Lula an office job. Meanwhile, the supposedly feisty Plum keeps following the lead of the two hunky men in her life. Scrape off the Elmore-Leonard-lite scuzz, and One For The Money's just a retroinactive rom-com.
Directed by: Julie Anne Robinson
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