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Movies and Other Updates

I finally saw the movie, “One for the Money”, based on the Janet Evanovich book, and was pleasantly surprised.  It even kept my husband interested, and he’s not a movie person.  But I would have done some of the casting differently.  I would have liked to see Sandra Bullock as Stephanie (she would be a better tough Jersey girl, but they probably wanted someone younger for the part) and Debbie Reynolds was entirely too well coiffed and, for lack of a better word, too “normal” for the way I pictured Grandma Mazur.

Shemar Moore would have made a good Ranger, but Daniel Sunjata was fine.  I would have preferred a “prettier” Joe Morelli.  Any casting suggestions?

I also saw “The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo” from the Stieg Larsson trilogy, and loved it.  It might be hard to follow though, if you haven’t read the book.  The movie of the next installment is in the planning stages, and I can’t wait!

As for “The Laws of Our Fathers” by Scott Turow, I finally finished that book, but I can’t really think of anything more to say about it than I already have.  I’ll only say if you enjoy legal thrillers and appreciate good writing, it’s well worth your time.

“One for the Money” – The Movie

I was really looking forward to seeing this movie, since I have read and enjoyed almost all of the books in this series by Janet Evanovich, but the reviews in the paper have been awful.

Has anyone seen the movie?  Should I go see it, or will I be disappointed?  I would appreciate your comments.

Stephanie Plum on the Big Screen

I read in the paper yesterday that Katherine Heigl has been signed to play bounty hunter Stephanie Plum in the movie version of Janet Evanovich’s “One for the Money.”   Jason O’Mara will play Joe Morelli, Daniel Sunjata is Ranger, Sherri Shepard is Lula, and Debbie Reynolds will play Grandma Mazur according to the author’s website:  http://www.evanovich.com/

The film is due for release July 8th.  If it does well, there could be more films based on the series.  Can’t wait!

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