Saturday, February 4, 2012

One for the Money Movie and Cast

One for the Money is book #1 in the Stephanie Plum, bounty hunter, series by Janet Evanovich.  I just finished reading the newest in the series, Explosive Eighteen.  I'll save that for another review.  Having read 18 in this series, you can probably guess that I'm a big fan.

I was excited when I heard book #1 was being made into a movie.  Little by little I heard about the cast.  I think I was back several books when I heard Sherri Shepard had been cast as Lula.  Throughout the remaining books, I laughed even harder as I pictured Sherri in the part!
As I heard about the remaining cast members, I became increasingly concerned that Sherri was the only cast member who fit.   Having now seen the movie, I've changed my mind.

Stephanie Plum -  Being a fan of Grey's anatomy, I was actually bugged that Katherine Heigl had been cast for the part of Stephanie Plum.  I now revoke that opinion and admit she was a great fit; Heigl nailed the part.
Morelli - Jason O'Mara  Honestly, I have probably seen Jason in other roles, but for now they allude me.  It took a bit to warm up to him as he was not what I pictured, but by the end of the movie he had grown on me. 
Ranger - Daniel Sunjata This was as good a fit as Lula (although I pictured him being a bit older.)  He was such a good fit for this part, I could smell the Bvlgari shampoo!

Mrs. Plum - Debra Monk  I was a little disappointed at first.  My image of this character was a little more...well demure is the only word I can think of.  Maybe more prim and proper?  Then my daughter said, "C'mon! She's a mother in New Joysey!"  and I realized she was right!
Vinnie was a good fit, I only pictured him a little taller and thinner.
My big disappointment I have to say was Debbie Reynolds.  Not that I don't like Debbie Reynolds, I just don't think she was a good fit for the part.  To successfully play the part of Grandma Mazur, she needed to look more like a chicken - much thinner, much older, hanging chicken skin and more frail looking.

The movie itself I thought was very well done.  Of course I learned a long time ago:  never re-read a book  just before the movie hits the theater; it ruins it.  I've read a few bad reviews of this movie and must wonder if those reviews are from those who did not read the books.  Anyone care to comment?

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