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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 plunges off a cliff and into a river near the small upstate New York town where she lives. Wyatt Rash, the local police chief, investigates and suspects foul play in Mona's death. The whole town are suspects, including Wyatt's daughter Ellen, who is about 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)  »

Also Known As:

Qui a tué Mona?  »

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$16,000,000 (estimated)

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

Gross:

$15,427,192 (USA) (7 April 2000)
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All the little cars are identical just in different colors See more »

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When Ellen leaves the gas station after hearing what happened to Phil, her gas cap is on top of her car. When she stops the car in the next scene, the gas cap is mysteriously back in place. See more »

Quotes

Jeff: [while threatening to kill himself] I know you all think I killed my parents.
Chief Wyatt Rash: We don't think you killed anybody!
Jeff: Yeah? Well, you're full of shit! Everyone know I've been wanting to get back at her ever since that night...
[a flashback shows Mona cleaving a sausage]
Jeff: Hey, Ma, there's no more beer. Give me some of yours.
Mona Dearly: Don't touch that beer, Jeff.
Jeff: [reaches out] Oh, give it to me.
Mona Dearly: I SAID...
[cleaves his hand clean off]
Jeff: [screams in pain] FUCK!
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Hilarious and well-done
6 March 2001 | by (New Jersey, USA) – See all my reviews

This off-beat comedy is definitely one of the better movies I've seen recently. The plot is engaging and fast-paced; the movies doesn't even come close to the two-hour mark. The conclusion is satisfying and unexpected.

Every actor is perfectly cast. Casey Affleck gives an excellent performance as put-upon Bobby Calzone, Neve Campbell is terrific as Ellen, Bobby's fiancee, and Danny DeVito is loveable and sweet as police chief Wyatt Rash, Ellen's father. All in all, this is a very good movie, perfect for a lazy day.


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