One For the Money Movie

This weekend I hit the theater to catch a matinee of One For the Money, the movie adaptation of Janet Evanovich’s bestselling Stephanie Plum novels. one-for-the-money-movie-poster As one of the few people in the theater who hadn’t read the books, I didn’t have any preconceived notions of what the characters should be like, and I had no advance knowledge of exactly how the movie was going to turn out. After watching, I’m glad I stopped and picked up the book to begin reading once I’d seen the movie.

My friends, a group of girls who had all read the books, each said they enjoyed the movie, but did say that the book was funnier. I think my love for Psych proves I enjoy comedic mystery quite a bit, so these books will probably be a great addition to my reading list.

So, something to look forward to now when I read the book myself!

2 Responses to “One For the Money Movie”

  1. Ellie - 01/31/2012 at 2:35 pm

    If you read the books you will probably be disappointed and if you live in NJ you will be fed up with stereotypes -of course a lot of it was not even made in NJ so we in NJ get all the benefit of being stereotyped without any of the $ from having it produced in our state.
    Books are okay. The Cat Austen books are better. But as much as i like Katherine Heigl she was so all wrong. I guess shes the go-to now for lite comic adventures but should have gone w/someone with some ‘spitfire’ quality – Eva Longoria or Reese Witherspoon or Marisa Tomei.

  2. Terescia - 01/31/2012 at 2:42 pm

    I hadn’t read the books, so I enjoyed it a lot. My friends who went with me (or I went with, really) said they did think the books were funnier. I don’t know, but I enjoyed Katherine Heigl in the role. We’ll see how I feel about that when I finish One of the Money, which I plan to start reading this week.

    I live so far away from NJ that I can’t comment on that but I feel the same way when movies are made about the area where I live.

    I will check out the Cat Austen books. Eva Longoria–that would have been something!

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