ONE FOR THE MONEY (Julie Anne Robinson, 2012)


What was wrong with Katherine Heigl? Wasn’t Killers enough? Was she trying to sabotage her own career with another misfire? Why did she even choose to star in this second-rate Bounty Hounter? Everything you hated about Izzie Stevens was in full blast all throughout this movie. Neither funny nor action-packed, this one was a real stinker.

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆

(Originally published March 8, 2012.)

27 DRESSES (Anne Fletcher, 2008)


Wedding planner. Cynical photographer. Exposé on the perennial bridesmaid. Crush fell for another girl. Wait, it’s definitely Got 2 Believe!!

Still, Katherine Heigl (when she used to be really likable) and James Marsden were all cute and charming together and made the most out of every possible rom-com cliché.

I couldn’t relate to Bennie and the Jets (way before my time), but that final scene with the row of 27 dresses made me tear up a bit just like a guest in an actual wedding.

Rating: ★★★☆☆

LIFE AS WE KNOW IT (Greg Berlanti, 2010)


Any movie that places a kid in danger to elicit laughs will get no love from me.

In this flick, the baby gets dropped, shoved, placed near an exhaust fan, abandoned on a couch, fed junk, bounced around, and any other uncomfortable situation you can think of. I kept groaning, not laughing.

And that didn’t even include the requisite rom-com scene involving a race to the airport to profess one’s love. More groans.

Rating: ★☆☆☆☆