Title: One for the Money
Director: Julie Anne Robinson
Cast: Katherine Heigl, Jason O’Mara, Daniel Sunjata
Release Date: January 27th, 2012
Synopsis: A New Jersey native Stephanie Plum (Katherine Heigl) has plenty of attitude, even if she is broke after six months of unemployment. Desperate for money, Stephanie convinces her cousin to give her a job as a recovery agent with his bail-bond company. What she lacks in experience she makes up for in moxie, and she intends to bring in her cousin’s biggest bail-jumper: Joe Morelli (Jason O’Mara), a former vice cop and murder suspect who broke Stephanie’s heart when she was in high school.
Review: Ironic that I chose to attempt this 4 years to the day after its release. I was adamant against it because of the casting choice. I knew Heigl was a horrible choice for Stephanie and the small bit that I was able to force myself to watch only provided it. She just wasn’t able to pull Stephanie’s personality off and omg the fake Jersey accent that kept coming and going from her was fucking annoying. Sunjata was the only good thing from this and I’m still not convinced he was a good choice for Ranger, but I didn’t get to see enough of him in the role to make that call. I literally only saw a few minutes of him. Same with O’Mara as Morelli. I hope they never attempt to remake this again.
Recommendation: If you’re a fan of the books, don’t do it. If you’re not, I’ll leave that choice up to you, you won’t have my bias going into it.