Drowning Mona (2000)
Critic Consensus: Despite Danny De Vito's top billing, Drowning Mona drowns itself in humor that never rises about sitcom level. Contributing to the Mona's problems is that the characters are never really interesting, and there is a noticeable lack of energy in the character roles
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as Chief Rash
as Mona Dearly
as Phil Dearly
as Jeff Dearly
as Tony Carlucci
as Jimmy D.
as Father Tom
as Doctor Schwartz
as Marla Lasala
as Motel Cashier
as French Instructor
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Critic Reviews for Drowning Mona
[Gomez] extracts potent comedy from the material's more outrageous situations and displays a sure hand with his talented cast.
I find it hard to dislike.
I got a kick out of much of Drowning Mona.
Writer Peter Steinfeld and director Nick Gomez come through remarkably well.
Fierce appeal and beautifully wrought wit.
Audience Reviews for Drowning Mona
Borrows a lot from drawing room/dinner theater mysteries because everyone but everyone wants to see the victim dead ... and transports the action to some po-dunk upstate New York town. Alas the scenery change - nor the sad Yugo as the victim of countless sad jokes - can jump start the inertia felt here.
uummm not to shore whether this was good or not really it was vaguly amusing but not much of a story i guess different people have different taste !! give it a go !
This dark, tasteless, and cynical comedy is funny as hell, although the suggestively violent segments may repel mainstream viewers. It's a warped murder mystery involving a roster of nitwit suspects so hilariously feeble-minded that they can't help but look guilty... particularly since everybody in the entire hamlet of Verplanck, New York, loathed the victim. Peter Steinfeld aptly calls his script a "white-trash Murder on the Orient Express."
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