In honor of the Oscars airing tonight, I thought I'd start a new gig, as they say in show business, called Movie Sunday, Lights, Camera, Action, and touch on books that have been made into movies or television series. Today, I'm talking about One for the Money written by Janet Evanovich.
First up: One For the Money! I first discovered Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series when I lived in California. Fortunately for me, Janet was already on her 10th Plum story and I was able to read all 9 one right after the other, thanks to my local library. Since that time, I've been hooked. So hooked that I've tried to emulate her writing in my contemporary romances. Once, while in the airport waiting for my plane to take off, I saw a woman I thought was Janet and stalked this poor thing by following her to her gate and sitting down across from her. When I noticed her discomfort, because I was staring at the poor thing, I figured I'd put her out of her misery and bluntly asked if she was Janet. She released a nervous laugh and said she liked her writing, but no, she wasn't Janet. Hey, I only wanted to pick her brain on writing. LOL But I digress. Okay, so now we're up to 18 and I find myself getting frustrated because I want to see her with Joe. And while I know there's lots of controversy about who she should wind up with, I'm still routing for Joe.
Okay, so onto the movie. First, I never pictured Stephanie as Katherine Heigl. I pictured Stephanie as this tiny girl with dark short hair and thought the actress should be Moria Kelly. Actually, I would have chosen a different cast all together. I pictured Joe as a younger, Jason Beghe, and Ranger as Dwayne Johnson, better known as The Rock, not the hot looking guy who portrayed him in the film.
Don't get me wrong, the actors chosen were all good in their roles, but it pulled me out of the story somewhat because I kept seeing my own characters. Did I think the movie was as good as the book? On a scale from 1-10, ten being the best, I give it a 6.5.
Okay, now it's your turn to discuss what you thought. Click on the word comment even if it has a number in front of it. I look forward to hearing what you have to say.