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I reviewed the book, One for the Money by Janet Evanovich yesterday, and I have to say you have to read the book first.  If you see the movie and then read the book, you may not like how violent the book is.  That being said, obviously the movie takes some creative liberties, but all of them I approved of.

One for the Money was funny, quirky, and captured the essence of the book nicely. Could not have cast someone better for the role than Katherine Heigl.  She did an amazing job mixing clumsy, stupidly brave, and sexy all into one Stephanie Plum package.  The men who played Ranger and Joe Morelli were attractive, but did not live up to the descriptions in the book.  I can’t blame them for it though, there’s only so much nature can do where as the imagination is limitless.  Lula was beautifully cast.  She was probably the best of the bunch after Stephanie.  It’s killing me wondering who is going to play Sally Sweet if the movies go that far.

The tension and chemistry was spilling off the screen in all the right places.  It’s one of the best movies I’ve seen recently.  I’m curious to see how many other Janet Evanovich books will be turned into movies.  With a series as long as the Stephanie Plum books, I’m worried the interest will fizzle out, so we’ll see.

Fantastic!  5 out of 5 stars.

-Eliabeth Hawthorne

Have you seen it?  Agree or Disagree with my review, I would love to hear your thoughts.

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