I Love You to Death (1990)


“If we keep shooting Joey, don’t you think he might get suspicious?” – Marlon

Number of Times Seen – 1 (6 Mar 2022)

Brief Synopsis – After finding out that her husband is cheating on her with many women his wife decides to kill him.

My Take on it – Great film that works so well largely due to the fact that Kevin Kline plays the lead male role in such a lovable ways despite his character being not so morally squeaky clean.

The story plays out as a great comedy of errors and it’s hard to determine which of each of these characters is the strangest or most dense among them.

The way that the comedy of this film plays out works well because we get to constantly see the comic reactions of many of the characters to everything that transpires along the way.

In addition to Kline, this film features Tracy Ullman, Joan Plowright, River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, William Hurt and they add help enhance the story so much as things play out to very funny conclusions.

Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Loosely based on the true story of Frances Toto and her four unsuccessful attempts to kill her cheating husband, Anthony Toto, in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1984. Anthony spent four days in bed after being drugged and shot by Frances and her friends; who spent four years in prison after pleading guilty to attempted murder. The Turner Classic Movies website states that this movie’s “story was inspired by events in the lives of Anthony and Frances Toto and Barry Giacobe.” (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy (8/10)

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