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Drowning Mona (2000)

PG-13  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Comedy  |  3 March 2000 (USA)
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When a woman drives a car into the river to her death, everyone in town becomes a suspect.

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Mona Dearly, a spiteful, loud-mouthed, unpopular woman dies when the car she is driving in plunges off a cliff and into a river near the small upstate New York town where she lives. Wyatt Rash, the local police chief, investivates and suspects foul play in Mona's death and tries to contain the whole town whom all are suspects who include Wyatt's daughter Ellen, who is going to marry landscape artist Bobby Calzone whose business was suffering from his lazy business partner, Jeff, Mona's slow-witted son, as well as waitress Rona Mace, who was having an affair with Mona's husband. Written by <pataygs@voicenet.com>

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Who wanted to see Mona Dearly dead? Take a number. See more »

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Crime | Mystery | Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic elements, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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3 March 2000 (USA)  »

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Qui a tué Mona?  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,802,229 (USA) (3 March 2000)

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$15,427,192 (USA) (7 April 2000)
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While shooting this film, Neve Campbell was also working on _"Party of Five" (1995)_ and Scream 3 (2000). As a result, she had to wear a wig for her role in the latter, as her character Sidney Prescott's hair is entirely different from the hairstyle she adopted for this film. See more »

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Phil's shirt when he is looking in the mirror is dark, when he is in the funeral home in the next scene it is a white striped shirt. Jeff's shirt appears to be a black button down silk shirt with a green design, however when at the funeral home he has a regular black t-shirt with a band logo on. So both Phil & Jeff have different shirts on than what is shown them going to the wake in. See more »

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Rona: Some shame bout that Mona Dearly. I mean, so young.
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Hilarious Black Comedy
7 January 2004 | by (San Francisco CA) – See all my reviews

This is a different kind of comedy -- maybe too subtle for some people's tastes -- but anyone who appreciates the dark humor in "Raising Arizona" or "Fargo" should give this movie a viewing.

Casey Affleck portrays a perfectly bewildered, hopeless, helpless suspect in the murder of The Worst Woman (Formerly) Alive, Mona Dearly. There are dozens of hilarious, subtle, and easily missed lines and facial expressions throughout the movie which define the many characters inhabiting a small town in upstate New York where Yugo once tested its cars. The town itself, and most of its denizens, are like the Yugo: simple, no- frills, unassuming, more than a little deficient in many ways, but unique and endearing in an odd, pitifully likable way.

If seeing a Yugo on the road today brings a smile to your face, see this movie. If seeing a Yugo on the road today makes you angry, see something else.


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