Hollywood has unleashed upon the world a great many fish-out-of-water comedy flicks. Some turn out to be classics (Trading Places) while others miss the mark (too many to make an example out of one). The latest, One For The Money (in theaters Jan. 27, 2012), stars Katherine Heigl, well known for her long-running role as Dr. Izzie Stevens on Grey’s Anatomy. But remember, she earned some comedy cred in 2007 when she starred opposite Seth Rogen in Judd Apatow’s hit Knocked Up. She has since starred in a handful of drippy rom-coms — 27 Dresses, The Ugly Truth, Killers, Life As We Know It — and this one doesn’t seem to stray too far from the typical Heigl comedy flick formula.
In this one, she plays a young gal from New Jersey who loses her three-year-old job selling unmentionables at Macy’s in Newark and is forced to find a new gig. That new gig turns out to be… a bounty hunter! But not the cool, badass Boba Fett type that gets to fly around in a cool jet pack shooting laser blasts at scared rebels. No, she’s the type who squeezes into a pair of tight jeans and tight shirts and (based on the trailer) gets sexually harassed by co-workers and clients alike. Hooray!
But the question remains: will One For The Money help push Heigl into respected-comedic-actress standing? The just-released trailer, of course, can’t answer that question for us. But it should give you an idea of the film’s tone and attitude. Check it out and let us know what you think.