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Drowning Mona (2000)

1 rating: 5.0
Comedy movie directed by Nick Gomez

AFTER YEARS OF DRIVING THE TOWN CRAZY, MONA DEARLY DROVE HERSELFINTO A RIVER. NOW, THE CHIEF OF POLICE FINDS HIMSELF DROWNING INSUSPECTS. THE BIG MYSTERY ISN'T WHO WOULD WANT TO SEE MONA DEAD,BUT WHO WOULDN'T. SPECIAL FEATURES: TALENT FILES, THEATRICALTRAILERS, … see full wiki

Director: Nick Gomez
Genre: Comedy
1 review about Drowning Mona (2000)

Pure fun

  • Aug 11, 2005
Rating:
+5
Do not watch "Drowning Mona" if you're expecting something as deep as an Ingmar Bergman flick. On the other hand, if you enjoy outrageously black comedy, sit back, turn up the volume a little higher than usual to catch some of the very witty one-liners and enjoy.

Bette Midler is a nightmare come true. A small-town shrew whom everyone hates. Thus it takes only a few scenes to set up the cheering section as she gets into her son's car, roars off down the road, hits the brakes to slow for a turn . . . and plunges over a cliff when the brakes fail. Not only does no one care about Mona's fate, but one of Police Chief Danny DeVito's cops says to forget about it when DeVito suggests an investigation.

The probable suspect is none other than Affleck, who is to become DeVito's son-in-law within a matter of days.

The movie now becomes Agatha Christie on steroids or worse as DeVito tries to find out who sabotaged Midler's brakes. No one is unhappy that Midler is gone. Not her son, not her husband, not her husband's lover, the town eccentric or anyone else. Mona was not well liked. Of course, just about everyone is a suspect.

Sure, the plot has as much thickness as a shirtboard. But the writing is witty and bright and the acting by DeVito, Midler, Jamie Lee Curtis, Affleck and everyone else is top-notch.

Pure and simple, this is a fun movie, a black comedy that never takes itself seriously, but is well directed and well measured. As one movie studio used to say "that's entertainment" and "Drowning Mona" most definitely is entertaining.

Jerry

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