A vacationing woman meets her ideal man, leading to a swift marriage. Back at home, however, their idyllic life is upset when they discover their neighbors could be assassins who have been contracted to kill the couple.
A romantically challenged morning show producer is reluctantly embroiled in a series of outrageous tests by her chauvinistic correspondent to prove his theories on relationships and help ... See full summary »
A bounty hunter learns that his next target is his ex-wife, a reporter working on a murder cover-up. Soon after their reunion, the always-at-odds duo find themselves on a run-for-their-lives adventure.
After losing her job, Jersey girl Stephanie Plum is broke. Needing a job she is told that her cousin, a bail bondsman, needs someone to help out in the office. But the only job openings he has are for skip tracers. She learns that Joe Morelli, a guy she knew intimately years ago, is one of the "skips". She eventually finds him but wasn't really prepared so he gets away. Another bounty hunter, Ranger, tries to teach her. Eventually she finds Morelli again, but he claims he is innocent of the crime he is accused of and he is trying to prove his innocence. Eventually Stephanie thinks he's telling the truth so she stakes out the person who can help him. She only finds herself in trouble and Morelli saves her. She tries to find someone who can prove his innocence, but the problem is that shortly after meeting with them they're killed or attacked. Written by
Based on the 1994 book "One for the Money," by Janet Evanovich. Evanovich has published 24 novels on the Stephanie Plum series. The 24th novel, Takedown Twenty, was published on 2013. See more »
The keys Grandma Mazur hands to Stephanie are house keys, not keys to Big Blue. See more »
[looking through the latest FTAs]
I need fast money, not easy money.
Well, it's not gonna come knocking on your door, honey... oh, wait. This one might. William Earling, exhibitionist. Got kicked out of two retirement homes for flashing his junk. He lives in your building.
Yeah, Mr. Earling! He lets me use his old newspapers for my hamster's cage.
He's a perv?
[Flipping through the file, she sees a photo and recoils]
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The current score of this movie is 4 and unless you are a devoted fan
of the books that's harsh. If you are in love with the twenty or so
books you must have known less than two hours worth of movie will never
compare, ever. I sympathize, beloved books are difficult to put on
film, but this was actually rather amusing. On par with most romantic
comedies and even better than some. It's not actually a romantic comedy
though, an outlandish-girly-action-mystery-comedy is a more accurate
description. The previews are representative of the film.
I will say the PG-13 rating was forced, mostly in the "language"
category. Cable TV after 10 pm has more bite. An R rating with a few
swearing felons would have been a bit more realistic, especially since
the sexual situations are more than a 13-year-old should be watching
and the storyline definitely adult. The writers must have sacrificed 10
swears for 3 bras and a shower curtain or something equally
The comedy was there, sexual and self-deprecating and physical as
advertised. On opening weekend (with the $6 groupon) the theater was
full and the audience was seated throughout and laughing regularly.
Eavesdropping, the book fans were a little disappointed but mostly
because they know so much more about the characters at this point. They
wanted more Lula and Grandma and quirky little side scenes they
remembered from the novel. Katherine Heigl was not loved as Stephanie
Plum, but not hated enough to curse. Expectations were met.
I will agree it wasn't worth $11.25, but a lot of movies aren't. As a
matinée or a DVD, go for it.
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