December 31, 2013.

This blog is now closed. After three years and 311 posts, I have decided to end this blog. I have enjoyed watching the films, reviewing them, and interacting with global readers.

If you are interested in contacting me, you can do so by commenting on any of the posts. The blog will remain live on the web.
Thank you to all the readers for your comments, ideas, and thoughts. They were helpful, stimulating, and enriching. This is Alene, signing off.

August 31, 2012

One for the Money (2012)

When it’s over, go see this film only if you’re a Stephanie Plum fan, and even if you enjoy reading the Janet Evanovich mystery series, be aware that the character may be much more different than from the book, so prepare to be disappointed.  Otherwise, save your time and skip this awful film.  Unemployed and divorced, Stephanie Plum (Katherine Heigl) takes on the job of bounty hunter for her cousin’s bail bond business.  Her first case is an old flame (Jason O’Mara) who claims he was wrongly accused, and as Plum starts to believe in his innocence, the body count rises.  Still more disappointing is Heigl as the smart-talking heroine, who doesn’t fit the role, like squeezing a square into a circle.  Her whole get up is wrong.  She’s not the saucy badass that’s in the book.  Instead, she comes off as trashy chic.  Is there such a thing?  The film is completely forgettable in every sense.  It was a mish-mash of bad dialogue, poor acting, and uninteresting characters.  A complete waste of time. 

My rating: 1.5 out of 5

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