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One for the Money (2012)

PG-13 | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 27 January 2012 (USA)
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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.

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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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

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


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Rated PG-13 for violence, sexual references and language, some drug material and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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27 January 2012 (USA)  »

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Sólo por dinero  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,515,790, 29 January 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,414,527

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,893,721
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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 »

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The keys Grandma Mazur hands to Stephanie are house keys, not keys to Big Blue. See more »

Quotes

Stephanie Plum: [looking through the latest FTAs] I need fast money, not easy money.
Connie: 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.
Stephanie Plum: Yeah, Mr. Earling! He lets me use his old newspapers for my hamster's cage.
[disbelieving]
Stephanie Plum: He's a perv?
[Flipping through the file, she sees a photo and recoils]
Stephanie Plum: Whoa...
[Connie laughs]
Stephanie Plum: That's bold.
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Remake of One for the Money (2002) See more »

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Brighter Than The Sun
Written by Colbie Caillat and Ryan Tedder
Performed by Colbie Caillat
Courtesy of Universal Republic Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Meets Moderate Expectations
28 January 2012 | by See all my reviews

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 un-creative.

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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