Mona wishes for her life to change - and it does; in a big way - only it gets worse. Mona's boyfriend, somewhat crazy, mails himself to her. When she opens the box with a pair of scissors, she accidentally kills him.

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Eleanor Gaver

Writer:

Eleanor Gaver (as Eleanor E. Gaver)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fairuza Balk ... Mona
Noah Taylor ... Jeff
Téa Leoni ... Landeene
Patrick Dempsey ... The Stranger
Debi Mazar ... Rosie
Jeffrey Jones ... Minister Pete
James Le Gros ... D.J. (as James LeGros)
Udo Kier ... Rocky
Caroline Aaron ... Venessa
K. Todd Freeman ... Stan / Suzie
Richard Gayler Richard Gayler ... Desk Sergeant
Tracy Vilar ... Shirley
Madena Bennett Madena Bennett ... Bouncer
Bill Cusack ... Cop #1 (as Billy Cusack)
Scott Burkholder ... Cop #2
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Storyline

Black comedy about an obsessive street graffiti artist, who falls obsessively in love with a frustrated artist he meets. Unfortunately, rather than trying to meet with her in a conventional way, he decides to mail himself to her with the help of a pet shop owner. Unfortunately, when he arrives, she is with another man, who immediately makes love to her against the box. Then when they decide to open the box, they stab scissors into the box, killing the man. The action then follows that the spirit of the graffiti artist can now communicate only with the artist and, fearfully, she decides she has to get rid of the body. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Dead boyfriends small after 3 days.

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Comedy

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Rated R for strong sexuality, and for language, violence and a scene of drug use | See all certifications »
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Quotes

[While looking at his photo album]
Stan/Suzie: Yeah. I fucked them. I fucked them all.
Mona: That's nice. I have to go now.
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Spoofed in Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude (2004) See more »

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When the Saints Go Marching In
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Performed by Roger Manning
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Well worth a rental
28 May 2000 | by bikeman-2See all my reviews

The story is not predictable, every time I thought they were going to resort to a cliche, the film zips off in another direction. Although neither the acting or plot are brilliant, it has does have a few laughs, and it held my interest until the very end. In that respect, it is much better than most of the "commercial" films I have seen lately. Well worth a rental.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Life in the Fast Lane See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Dolby Digital

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Color
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