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I Love You to Death (1990)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 6 April 1990 (USA)
Joey owns a pizza parlor, and is married to Rosalie. He's also a serial womanizer. Rosalie goes to extremes when she finds he has been cheating.

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Nadja
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Lt. Schooner
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Wiley
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Lacey
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Joey's Mother
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Dominic
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Donna Joy
John Kostmayer ...
Benny
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Storyline

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)  »

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Ich liebe Dich zu Tode  »

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$16,186,793 (USA)
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Trivia

Following the completion of location work, the company returned to Hollywood to film the interior of the Boca household and smaller sets on soundstages at Raleigh Studios. The home decorating in the Boca household, as envisioned by Lilly Kilvert, reflects Rosalie Boca's (Tracey Ullman's) state of mind. Kilvert said: "Rosalie did not have a plan, nothing quite fits together. She's so busy trying not to see what's actually happening in her life, that her projects don't work out. The tilting teacup wallpaper in her kitchen is like a metaphor for Rosalie, she's piling up all these teacups, hoping that they won't fall over." See more »

Goofs

When Joey is walking into the Police Station near the end of the movie to drop the charges against his wife and the others, he is wearing black trousers, but while he is talking to detectives Schooner and Wiley they are light colored. See more »

Quotes

Harlan James: This is only two hun'erd. We was promised five.
Devo Nod: For killing him five, for wounding him two.
Harlan James: You wanted me to shoot him so I shot him.
Nadja: You woke him up! What good is that?
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Futura
Written and Performed by Lucio Dalla
Courtesy of BMG Ariola S.p.A.
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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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