ONE FOR THE MONEY (Julie Anne Robinson, 2012)

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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)

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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)

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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: ★☆☆☆☆