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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

if you can stand all the mistakes...

1/10
Author: Marja A. Brouwer from The Hague, Netherlands
20 August 2000

I am sure there are many people out there that would like this movie, but I just could not stand watching it through to the end; in every second shot the microphone would be visible in the top of the screen and once you notice, you will keep on seeing it, taking your mind completely off the story.

I'm sure these people intended to make a great movie, but just didn't want to spend too much money on hiring a good film crew.

Bummer.

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

good one

Author: mkoskela from finland
11 September 2000

This was a surprise. Sharp written, some black humour, pretty good thriller alltogether, kinda thing you just have to look all the way end. Actress Elizabeth Peña is really good, she steal every scene she's in. So is McCarthy, great chemistry between them. Well, basicly this is one of those "We had a party last night, now we got a dead body, who killed him, should we call police?" -kind of a thing. I saw it from TV and it was presented widescreen, which was nice.

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

A different love story.

7/10
Author: Simen Kvaal (simenkv) from Oslo, Norway
26 July 2002

I saw the movie on TV this night, it finished just ten minutes ago. It was presented as "a comedy," but I don't agree 100% with this, although it is full of black hmour.

Basically, it's a story about a young woman who comes home one day, just to find her boyfriend with a samurai sword thru his heart. Of course she's shocked. But then what's she gonna do? She cannot remember anything -- maybe _she's_ the murderer?

Maybe not too original plot for a thriller, which is one of the categories this movie would fit into, but definetely an original plot for a love story, which is an even better label on the movie. Because the best aspect of this movie is the portrayal of the true love between Elizabeth Peña and Andy McCarthy.

The film is mostly set in our heroines apartment, which is not yet ready to move into; full of paint buckets and everything. This is a brilliant choice, as it gives the movie a kind of surreal feel, which of course, is appropriate. (But do we see the ghost of low budget?)

The acting is impeccable and the chemistry between Peña and McCarthy as the woman and her dead boyfriend respectively is something very touching and rarely seen in American movies.

Bad points? I don't know, but the script lacked maybe that little something. The ending was almost unavoidable, though the plot takes some very original twists. (I won't say more.)

I certainly recommend this film and give it 7 out of 10. I get a feeling the only way one can get to see it is late night on cable. A real shame, it is.

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

Dead Funny

8/10
Author: rdjenkins-4 from United States
20 February 2006

I loved this film. Elizabeth Pena is wonderful and so is Andrew McCarthey.

The story is one of romance and mystery. Pena's boyfriend (McCarthey) is dead and neither she nor the audience knows why. We follow a recounting of their relationship told in flashbacks. Pena tries to figure out what happened a while trying to keep a grip on herself. Almost a comedy of errors. Things are not always what they seem, especially in love.

This is a well-written indie that has been sadly overlooked. The closing credits are underscored by a wonderful rumba-flavored song by "Little Queenie" that makes you shake it up while raising goose-flesh.

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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

A psychological thriller!

10/10
Author: Nina from Sydney, Australia
25 January 2001

Dead Funny made me cry and cry - their love was so real, unlike the materialism that plagues most relationships. I have been trying for years now to find it on video in Australia - it seems to have been released only in NTSC format... such a pity... definately one of my favourite movies!

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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

Making my cable dollars count!!

Author: JennyPye from Mechanicsburg, PA
3 September 1999

This movie was on Bravo! one Saturday this spring (perhaps during a preview of the Independent Film Channel?). I did not catch the beginning, and I've been half-heartedly trying to find out what it is. Dead Funny made me feel like my cable dollars are actually going somewhere for a change!

The movie had a stage-production feel, which is a quality I enjoy in a lot of Independent film. And I was glad to see Andrew McCarthy has grown out of his awkward "Mannequin" and "Weekend at Bernie's" phase. I highly recommend this film.

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0 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Very Dramatic!

4/10
Author: chatykat
10 August 2002

This movie was okay if you like a kind of movie that every scene is about sex and fighting. It has a nice storyline they just could lived without some of that stuff. Andrew McCarthy is very scary looking in this movie, if you want to get scared over some guy popping out of nowhere, well this wouldn't be the first movie I would recommend, but maybe the second.

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