One for the Money

January 27th, 2012








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One for the Money

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Plot
Unemployed and newly-divorced Stephanie Plum lands a job at her cousin's bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a wanted local cop from her romantic past.

Release Year: 2012

Rating: 4.9/10 (3,028 voted)

Critic's Score: 22/100

Director: Julie Anne Robinson

Stars: Katherine Heigl, Jason O'Mara, Daniel Sunjata

Storyline
Unemployed and newly-divorced Stephanie Plum lands a job at her cousin's bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a wanted local cop from her romantic past.

Writers: Stacy Sherman, Karen Ray

Cast:
Katherine Heigl - Stephanie Plum
Jason O'Mara - Joe Morelli
Daniel Sunjata - Ranger
John Leguizamo - Jimmy Alpha
Sherri Shepherd - Lula
Debbie Reynolds - Grandma Mazur
Debra Monk - Mrs. Plum
Nate Mooney - Eddie Gazarra
Adam Paul - Bernie Kuntz
Fisher Stevens - Morty Beyers
Ana Reeder - Connie
Patrick Fischler - Vinnie Plum
Ryan Michelle Bathe - Jackie
Leonardo Nam - John Cho
Annie Parisse - Mary Lou

Taglines: She's looking for a few not-so-good men.

Release Date: 27 January 2012

Filming Locations: Ambridge, Pennsylvania, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $11,515,790 (USA) (29 January 2012) (2737 Screens)

Gross: $25,605,720 (USA) (19 February 2012)



Technical Specs

Runtime: USA:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Both Katherine Heigl (Stephanie) and Daniel Sunjata (Ranger) have been or are on Grey's Anatomy.

Goofs:
Continuity: In addition to Stephanie referring to her cousin as "Sgt" Gazarra, we see him wearing both the single bar of the Lieutenant on his collar, and the double bars of a Capt. He obviously didn't get promoted, as we later see him wearing the Lt. bar again.

Quotes:
Stephanie Plum: Ranger Manoso. He's like the statue of David by Michelangelo, if you dipped him in caramel and strapped some heat on him.



User Review

Some fun quirks and unpredictable points of view

Rating: 7/10

This adaptation of Janet Evanivich's book is well done and a lot of fun. Katherine Heigl is excellent in the role of Stephanie Plum. Apparently the author considered Katherine perfect for this role after seeing her in another movie. I'm so glad it was directed by a woman and combines the chick flick aspect with the mystery/bounty hunter storyline. Women's dates will be well rewarded, by Heigl's charm and beauty, for being along for the ride.

Heigl proves again what she showed in her television work in Grey's Anatomy and Roswell, that she's an excellent and versatile actress. She displays the vulnerability combined with toughness and a certain likable gullibility that are exactly as the book portrays the main character.

The movie is only 91 minutes long. Since the book and the movie depend more on the fun of getting to know the characters, including the first-person narrator, Stephanie Plum, it would have been so easy, and would have made it much better IMO, to include more scenes with the family, especially Grandma Mazur (Debbie Reynolds!), and with Lula (Sherri Shepherd is also wonderful). As it is, the "action" plot takes over in the second half, and it left me wishing for more of the fun character interactions.

Plum, Morelli and Ranger are really well portrayed and quite a lot like I imagined them while reading the book. This is light entertainment with a few quirks and unpredictable points of view, like the book, and overall a very enjoyable hour and a half.




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