Year: January 2012
Length: 91 min
Directed by: Julie Anne Robinson
Starring: Katherine Heigl, Jason O'Mara, Daniel Sunjata, Patrick Fischler
Based on the novel by Janet Evanovich.
Stephanie Plum, out of work and out of cash, turns in desperation to her disreputable cousin Vinnie, of Vinnie's Bail Bonds, for work. Despite having no equipment, training or particular skill she becomes a bail enforcement agent, chasing after Vinnie's highest stakes bail jumper: Joe Morelli, a former vice cop who is wanted for murder, who also happened to seduce and dump Stephanie back in high school after taking her virginity.
In the midst of the chase, Stephanie has to deal with her meddling family, a problematic tendency of witnesses who die when she gets too close, and lessons in bounty hunting from the mysterious Ranger. When she finally catches up to Morelli, she realizes that the case against him doesn't add up and that the old flame from their school days may just be rekindling.
I LOVE the Stephanie Plum book series! I've been slacking and stopped at Vol 12, although I already purchased 13, but I can proudly say I've read some of the volumes 2 or 3 times. I'll be getting back to them again, I promise. They're still on my tbr, and I'm looking forward to an awesome finish!
I've heard some not so nice things about Katherine Heigl, her being too stereotypical. Since this was my first movie starring her, I can't agree or deny that, and I have to say I liked her as Stephanie. Her expressions and everything matched up to the Steph I imagined from the books. I had more problems with Morelli and Ranger. Well, Morelli wasn't that bad, I got used to him toward the end, but Daniel Sunjata as Ranger... Not that Sunjata is a bad actor, he isn't!, but I would've thought of someone more like Vin Diesel for the job, you know? Sunjata just wasn't enough muscle as Ranger for my tastes.
Area Scan: Plot: 3/5 -- Characters: 3.5/5 -- Drama: 3/5 -- Action: 4/5 -- Romance: 4/5
Overall Rating: 3.5/5