One For The Money 2012 PG-13 CC

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Janet Evanovich's best seller about Stephanie Plum, an incredibly average yet heroic woman who finds a new start in the bail bond business.

Starring:
Katherine Heigl, Jason O'Mara
Runtime:
1 hour 32 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Romance, Action, Comedy
Director Julie Anne Robinson
Starring Katherine Heigl, Jason O'Mara
Supporting actors Daniel Sunjata, John Leguizamo, Sherri Shepherd, Debbie Reynolds, Debra Monk, Nate Mooney, Adam Paul, Fisher Stevens, Ana Reeder, Patrick Fischler, Ryan Michelle Bathe, Leonardo Nam, Annie Parisse, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Gavin-Keith Umeh, Louis Mustillo, Harry O'Toole, Rex the Hamster
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Great casting and a fun movie as good as the book.
johndavidandsallie
This is one of those cases where I didn't think I'd like the movie before I saw it, but I knew I had to see it anyway to see how bad it really was.
ryansplaymate
I wasted time watching this movie hoping it would get better.
Tomfrom Homewood

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232 of 256 people found the following review helpful By Mariah Richards on January 27, 2012
Format: DVD
As a fan of the books, I was not expecting very much. You know how it is. Someone in Hollywood reads maybe a chapter and half and then goes to town and puts a ton of their own ideas in, changes names and does a real hack job on the book we all know and loved. This DID NOT happen here at all. The movie exceeded my expectations in every possible way.

The basic plot is that Stephanie Plum of Trenton New Jersey has recently (okay---six months ago) lost her job, has a bunch of bills and rent to pay and needs some fast cash. She blackmails her cousin Vinnie into giving her a job at his bail bonds business as a recovery agent (okay---bounty hunter). He'd prefer to just assign her the easier stuff (naked flasher ftas) but she wants to go after the big money, trenton cop, Joe Morelli, with whom Stephanie has shared some intimate moments (okay---one intimate moment)in the past.

I'm not going to spoil too much with this review, I'm just going to address the things that I would have wanted to know before going to see this film.

First, I was not very happy when Katherine Heigl was cast as Stephanie. I like her, but I don't think she is much of an actress. She was a great Izzie Stevens, but since then she has mostly played Izzie Stevens. But, surprisingly, she was goooood in this! She played Stephanie perfectly, and I will probably have more respect for her as an actress in the future. Stephanie herself grows up a little through the film. She becomes more assertive and she tries so hard and she remains cheerful no matter what sort of bad things happen to her. I don't think we could have recieved a better cinematic treatment of our favorite bounty hunter.

The other characters are great as well.
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130 of 144 people found the following review helpful By Jody Lebel on February 7, 2012
Format: DVD
Okay, so the casting doesn't meet your expectations. How can it? We all picture someone different in the roles. I wanted a sexier Ranger, a fatter Lula, a Danny DaVito for Vinny, and an Estelle Getty for Grandma Mazur. But all in all it was very enjoyable. I read a reviewer who said that Rex didn't seem to like Stephanie. Really? That's your review? The movie followed the book, the actors did a great job,and all Janet E fans will love this movie. Not every story has to have a tough modern woman as the lead. Morelli's last scene at Stef's front door put a smile on my face. Enjoy it for what it is.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie Butenhof on May 20, 2012
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I read lots of reviews, and hesitated to watch it, based on most of what I read. I did, however, adjust my expectations, and went into it without hoping for much. I can say, I wasn't disappointed. I like Katherine Heigl. She's quirky and fun, and I think she did right by this role. Ranger and Joe were perfectly cast, as well. And I LOVE the grandma - yes, she's a little crazier in the books, but I love that lady, nonetheless. All in all, don't listen to the critics. They're biased, and they always say the same thing: "formulaic romance...yada, yada, yada." They just don't know how to enjoy some fluff and some filler here and there. I enjoyed this movie. It was cute. And the chemistry between Heigl and O'Mara was spot-on. I rented it, as I wasn't sure if I'd like it or not, and while I might not buy it, I WILL watch it again if it is released for streaming on Netflix, AND if they make sequels, like I hope they will.
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19 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Green on February 9, 2012
Format: DVD
I was given the first two books to read in March of 2011. I proceeded to read the other 14 books in 11 days. Then of course I had to wait until June and November to get books 17 & 18. But as soon as I got thru the books I was in love with them. I describe them as comedy crime. When I found out they were making a movie I couldn't have been more pleased. The cast was perfect for the movie. I saw it 4 times in theaters and can't wait for the DVD to come out. I hope that all the other PLUM Fans out there loved the movie. IT really did justice to the book, only modifiying a few things here and there. I hope that more movies are in the furture!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jadu on May 20, 2012
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I've only read a few of the books, so I'm maybe not the best judge of how well this was pulled off. That said, Katherine Heigl surprised me by playing someone a lot more like Stephanie Plum than like the other characters Heigl has played. I enjoyed watching her character (Stephanie) grow and become steadily more competent (if still unsure) in her new role as a recovery agent. For those who haven't read the books, the main culprit may be a surprise because of the way things were played.

All in all, I enjoyed it enough that, if there were a sequel, I'd watch it.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By William LaPlant on May 16, 2012
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I really enjoyed the book One for the Money (Movie Tie-in) (Stephanie Plum Novels) when it first came out. I grew up in New Jersey and knew a few blue collar types like those in the book. The only bit I really missed in the movie was Grandma's hanging out at the neighborhood mortuary so she could attend the viewings. As I recall she didn't care if she actually knew the person being viewed.

I think Katherine Heigl got the character of Stephanie Plum just about perfectly.

This could be a great HBO or FX series with the right cast and writers! I'm looking forward to something just as inventive!
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