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I Love You to Death (1990)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  6 April 1990 (USA)
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Joey owns a pizza parlor, and is married to Rosalee, and is a major womanizer. Rosalee goes to extremes when she finds he has been cheating.

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Nadja, Rosalie's Mother
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Lt. Larry Schooner
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Sgt. Carlos Wiley
Victoria Jackson ...
Lacey
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Joey's Mother
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Carla Boca
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Dominic Boca
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Bridget
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Donna Joy
John Kostmayer ...
Benny
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Joey works with Rosalie in their pizza parlor. She is convinced that he works all of the time for them and her world dissolves when she finds that he has been fooling around for years. Being Catholic, divorce is out of the question, so she and her mother and her best friend decide to kill him. Hopelessly incompetent as killers, they hire incompetent professionals as they beat, poison, and shoot Joey who remains oblivious to their attempts. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Comedy | Crime

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6 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ich liebe Dich zu Tode  »

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$16,186,793 (USA)
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Trivia

Joan Plowright's husband, Laurence Olivier died during filming. See more »

Goofs

When Rosalie, Nadja and Devo go out of prison and meet Joey, a clock can be seen on the wall behind them which skips from 10.45 a.m. to 10.40 a.m. See more »

Quotes

Devo Nod: I need to collect myself.
[goes into the closet, closes the door and talks to himself]
Devo Nod: Alright. Its you and I. No way out. Get your shit together. Okay? Okay. Let's go.
[Opens door to a confused Rosalie and Nadja]
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Could You Be Loved
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Courtesy of Island Records
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Strange-But-True Characters In Dark Comedy
24 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A surprise hit....at least with me. I found this dark comedy hilarious in spots and so-so in others, but overall a funny movie. With comedy that's what happens anyway: some jokes connect; others don't. Most are pretty good in here but beware: some of the jokes are in poor taste, but that's a dark comedy for you. Also, some Catholics might be offended because the film takes some shots at them, or at least people who go overboard in rationalizing their sins, as Kevin Kline does in here.

There is an odd assortment of actors in here and they all contribute to the fun: Kline, Tracey Ullman, William Hurt, River Phoenix, Keannu Reeves, Joan Plowright and James Gammon.

Supposedly, this film was based on a real-life happening, which makes it all the more interesting and lending credence to the saying that "truth is stranger than fiction."

Plowright almost steals the show from Kline and Ullman, the husband-and-wife team who have problems because of Kline's persistent cheating on her. Plowright in Ullman's mother and has some of the best lines in the film as mother and daughter plot how to kill the immoral Kline.

Phoenis plays a young New Age devotee and Hurt and Reeves are funny as two totally stoned-out hit men. Hurt is particularly good.

This movie is so-so to start until Ullman finds her husband cheating. Then, after a heart-wrenching minute or so, she and her mother plot to kill the unfaithful spouse. The comedy then goes full out as they hire these really goofy hit men and things don't go smoothly. The ending is quite different and quite touching with a very good message....which is all I will say in case you haven't seen this.


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