Movie Review- One for the Money

It’s movie review day here at Glitter, Bliss, and Perfect Chaos. And we’re super excited to see the movie, One for the Money. I’m a huge fan of Janet Evanovich’s books and have actually read all eighteen books in her Stephanie Plum series.

I’ll admit, I’ve always wished she would be with the mysterious Ranger, but both he and Joe Morelli look pretty darn good.

Here’s the trailer:

The Verdict: This movie. This movie is just like the books. If you enjoy her books, you should enjoy the movie. It’s like she has some special recipe. Kick-ass-but-clumsy heroine + hilarious Grandma + enough-action-and-danger to keep you reading + oh-s0-hot Ranger, who always swoops in to rescue + donuts and fried chicken + Rex the hamster + hilariousness + just-enough-sexual frustration + Joe Morelli = What keeps you reading and reading and coming back for more. I have read eighteen of her books! I can’t say that about any other author. Maybe James Patterson, but they were about different characters.


So let’s talk about casting. Grandma, Ranger, Lula. Spot on. I had a little trouble with Katherine Heigl when she started talking really Jerseyish, but I can overlook that.  And then there’s Joe. Sigh. In the book, I pictured Joe as cute. Lots of personality that made him adorable, but I didn’t picture him as good looking as Ranger. So the casting for Joe was brilliant. He was believable, and I’m still swooning a bit. Okay, a lot. Cuz look at these eyes. That adorable grin. I’ve always sorta gotten a bit irritated at Stephanie for not choosing one of the guys. Now I can see why she hadn’t.


So I was hanging out with my friend, Stephanie. We drove through and got some fried chicken, ate dinner at her parent’s house, and went to a funeral with her Grandma. Then we went on a double date. Ranger and Joe. It was hard to tell who she was going to like. She seemed to have chemistry with them both. But Joe ended up taking her a cupcake, so I felt bad for Ranger. So out of the goodness of my heart, I asked him to show me his weapon. And apparently I felt really bad for Ranger because he hasn’t been seen in days. 


Oh, and the rating. Well, it was very, very good. Oh, wait, you meant like the movie….yeah, um, I know he doesn’t want to settle down, but I will DEFINITELY be STALKING HIM.

And on a side note, it happened very quickly, but I’m pretty sure on the dresser in Stephanie’s room in the movie, was a Janet Evanovich novel. Brilliant.

Just a reminder of how we rank movies here at Glitter, Bliss, and Perfect Chaos:

One Star = Walk of shame. I was in last night’s dress, carrying my shoes as I rushed off. I can’t believe I wasted my time on him and pray no one I know sees me.

Two Stars = Bad date. He didn’t really do anything wrong, we just didn’t have any chemistry. Maybe he just wasn’t my type. I probably won’t answer if he calls.

Three Stars =Hookup. We had a great night together. Don’t know if it will be more than that, but it was sure fun while it lasted.

Four Stars = Stalking him. What a night! We danced, we kissed. Now if I could just get him to call me.

Five Stars = Happily ever after. I love him! I want to marry him, have his babies, and live happily ever after.

I was once told that you should always keep one of your Christmas decorations out year-round, so you will feel the spirit of Christmas all year long. I do that at home, so I feel it is reasonable to do here on the blog. So we decided to keep him out because he’s so damn adorable and totally how I picture Phillip from my books, That Boy and the upcoming, That Wedding.