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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.
Have you seen it? Agree or Disagree with my review, I would love to hear your thoughts.
Airicka Phoenix said:
OMG! I loved the trailer!I can’t wait to see it. I’m such a huge fan of Katherine Heigl. I’m quite excited now. Thank you for pointing me towards this book/movie. I hadn’t heard of it before your book review yesterday.
You’re so very welcome. I would read the book first if you possibly can, but the movie really is spectacular and covers the book well. If violence bothers you, better watch the first movie and then pick up the series from book 2. I’ve read the first several before and I loved them, really don’t remember them being that violent, but later books do have some sex in them, so just a warning there too.
I should probably start posting the trailers in the posts when there’s a movie review or movie adaptation of a book. Thanks for giving me the idea!
I’m a huge fan of the books, so I’m looking forward to seeing this. Your review gives me some confidence that it will be worth it!
Oh, it is! It’s one of the best movies I’ve seen in a while.
I totally agree with you! I watch the movie and read the book shortly after. I am so glad that they didn’t make the movie as violent as the book because it would have been uncomfortable to watch, and most likely rated R. This movie was adorable though. It seems like everybody was complaining about it. This movie was so cute and such a clever idea it actually made me want to read the book. Love it ❤ I also love your review. People have to stop being so harsh.
People have been complaining? :O I must live in a bubble or with a bunch of Janet Evanovich fans because everyone I know agreed with you and thought it was clever and adorable. I just loved the chemistry between the characters in the movie, spot on to the book.
If you liked the book, read through five. After that it stalls. I keep waiting for something new to happen, but the series turns stale and none of them are as good as the first.
Thanks for commenting.