Stephanie Plum (Katherine Heigl) has lost her job as manager in the lingerie department at Macy’s six months prior. She’s close to being evicted from her apartment and her car was impounded. Desperate for money, she turned to her cousin who ran a bails bond. The only position available was a bounty hunter. She jumped at the opportunity when she sees a bounty is out for her ex-high school fling, Joseph Morelli (Jason O’Mara). They had a memorable night, he never calls, she got revenge and years later Stephanie still has hard feelings and puts all of her energy to capturing him. Of course, Joe doesn’t make it easy for her and while she is chasing him, she is getting closer to solving an ongoing murder case. Is Stephanie in over her head? Will she capture Joe? Is Joe innocent of murder?
I enjoyed watching this film. Yes, it is a chick-flick but it also has great buildup or suspense. Katherine didn’t play an award winning role because all of her roles are basically the same but I enjoy watching her somewhat bubbly and clumsy personality that tries to prove that she is an independent woman. I haven’t read the books because it is not usually part of my book list but I liked the film so much, I can only imagine the books are great. The chemistry between Stephanie and Joe was electric and playful (as it should) even though she was trying to take him to jail. There’s is not a lot to say about films Katherine is in because they are all the same and should not expect anything different. All in all, I will see this film again. Rating: 3 stars