Finally, ONE FOR THE MONEY is at the cinemas. The first novel-to-movie of the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich. It’s taken forever to get here.
I went with three friends on Friday, and on Monday with my husband. We all loved it.
If you haven’t read the book, know this: there’s no high-tech CGI, no vampires, no spaceships.
But if you like character based with an interesting plot and a satisfying ending, you’ll love this movie.
The dynamic between Stephanie and Morelli is perfect. And the Ranger character comes pretty close to my mental picture.
Katherine Heigl is an excellent Stephanie. I knew she would be. I wondered about Morelli and Ranger but it turns out they were also cast perfectly.
Grandma Mazur was a surprise. I had pictured her in the novels as skinny and unattractive, but the lovely Debbie Reynolds with her nods and knowing looks IS Grandma Mazur.
And then there’s Lula and Connie and Vinnie – all jumping off the pages of the novel and onto the screen. We walked out of the movie happy, and hoping TWO FOR THE SHOW will be happening soon. This is a world I want to return to.
How about you? Are you a Stephanie Plum fan? Have you seen the movie? What do you think?
movie poster from imdb.com
Interesting. My husband was reading the paper the other day and he pointed out that One For The Money didn’t get a good review. But I’ve seen two blogs that reviewed it already and both were positive. This might be a case where the viewing public knows more than the supposed ‘experts’.
I think there will be two kinds of audiences: (1) those who have READ THE BOOK and may, or may not, agree with the interpretation; and (2) those who have NOT READ THE BOOK and are looking for something like Mission Impossible.
Actually, I thought it was just okay. For me, the comic moments were squashed, which I assume was directorial. A fine time waster but not something I’d watch again.
I had read the reviews about this movie and was disappointed. I am glad to hear that you saw it and liked it. I’ll definitly go see it.
I think that there is just a problem with some male reviweers who review a movie that is meant to appeal to women. They just don’t get it.
I wasn’t looking for guffaws in this movie — not that kind of movie. I wanted to spend some time in the “burg” in Trenton. And that’s what I got. It’s an enjoyable, feel-good movie.
This is off topic, Suzanne, but because I love your posts so much, please stop by my site on February 2nd (tomorrow) for a special treat!
Suzanne, this is interesting, because while I’ve seen the trailer only, only Joe Morelli and Stephanie’s dad looked anything like what I expect from the books. Only goes to show how readers have different imagery in their minds, doesn’t it?
I’m glad you enjoyed it. You’ve talked me into giving this movie a try on a video.
Jan – I predict you’ll like it!