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Donal Lardner Ward
Donal Lardner Ward,
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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
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When all people are gathering in front of Rona's house and two policemen are stepping out of their car, Lucinda's pickup truck is behind them. But a few shots after it Lucinda is just arriving. See more »
Bette Midler, even though she is the title character, gets second billing to Danny DeVito.
In the recently released "Isn't She Great" she gets to play both sides of the ugly/beautiful coin and she does it here again brilliantly.
Sherriff Wyatt Rash (DeVito) has too many suspects in the death of Mona. Everyone would like to see her dead.
Neve Campbell as his daughter (Ellen) turns in a fine performance. Her breakdown and ultimate (short-lived) lesbian experience with the town's mechanic is either over-the-top -- or just short of being brilliant; hard to tell.
Casey Affleck (Ben's little brother) is very one-note -- I want to believe that it was written that way and that Bobby is not as shallow as the script would have us believe.
This is not a film that will appeal to everyone -- but hang in -- it only gets better as it goes along.
I enjoyed it -- and as I reflect on it -- it only gets better.
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