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Old 02-03-2012, 02:38 PM
 
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I'll cast a dissenting vote and say that I really enjoyed this movie. I found myself (and it seemed like everyone else in the theater) laughing out loud throughout the film.

I liked Katherine Heigl and thought that she made a great Stephanie. Jason O'Mara was not the Morelli that I pictured in the book (O'Mara does not have the raw sex appeal) but I found myself warming up to his character as the movie progressed. Sunjata is believable as Ranger and I think that there is an underlying chemistry between him and Heigl that hasn't yet been fully explored in this movie.

Debbie Reynold's gives a humorous performance as Grandma Mazur and Sherry Shepherd really pulls Lula off. I was relieved at the way certain Lula scenes from the book were handled. In fact, it was nice that this movie had no overly graphic scenes in it at all.

Light hearted and fun - I hope that they make a movie out of Two for the Dough.
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Old 03-02-2012, 08:23 AM
 
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I finally got to see the movie so I'll put my 2 cents in. I pretty much agree with what was said above. I thought Katherine Heigl made a pretty decent Stephanie and while I pictured Ranger more as a black panther stealthily moving through a jungle, Daniel Sunjata did a more than acceptable job in the role.

The one glaring miscasting mistake was Debbie Reynolds as Grandma Mazur. I would be willing to bet the farm that Janet Evanovich modeled Grandma Mazur after Estelle Getty's performances as Sophia Petrillo in "The Golden Girls" and Debbie Reynolds just ain't no Estelle Getty--too much plastic surgery. Even though Debbie Reynolds is close to 80 years old, the combination of her youthful demeanor and youthful looks makes her unbelievable as Grandma Mazur.
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