LOVED IT! Both the movie and the book. It has been a while since I've read the first installment in the Stephanie Plum, Bounty Hunter, series by Janet Evanovich but I'd say the screenplay stuck pretty well to the original book version. And the cast, all wore their characters well. The on-screen chemistry between Stephanie (Katherine Heigl) and Morelli (Jason O'Mara) comes across really well. And Lula! What a home run outta the park!
I understand Sherri Shepherd made a vision board about three years ago staking her claim to play the part of Lula whenever a movie was made from One for the Money. She was great. Grandma Mazur, Stephanie's mom, Ranger, Vinnie, Connie--all were plum perfect. (Sorry, I couldn't resist.)
Several months ago, over books in my local big-box store, I ran into a fellow Janet Evanovich fan. She shared with me how she has a summer ritual where she rereads the entire Stephanie Plum series, from book one to the current episode. Sounds like a grand plan to me.
As an author, I'm ecstatic to see movies made out of some of my favorite authors' books. I'm open to my own becoming movies too, down the line. Like the J.D. Robb series, so looking forward to seeing those up on the big screen--and hopefully with such charismatic casting fortune as I witnessed today in One for the Money.
AMC was handing out One for the Money bookmarks--a good marketing strategy. I'm anxious to see what the movie brought in this first weekend. And I'm proud to have placed my vote with my purchase of a ticket today. My particular theater was not full by any means, but I purposely picked the first showing and it was during church so that may account for the empty seats.
Still, the box office revenues will tell . . . .