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I Love You to Death (1990)

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Based on an actual event, Lawrence Kasdan's excursion into black comedy stars Kevin Kline as Joey Boca, a womanizer whose wife Rosalie (Tracey Ullman) finally learns of her husband's wicked ways and decides to kill him. However, Joey somehow manages to sidestep all of Rosalie's murder attempts.
Rating:
R (adult situations/language, violence)
Genre:
Comedy , Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Studio:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Cast

Tracey Ullman
as Rosalie Boca
Kevin Kline
as Joey Boca
River Phoenix
as Devo Nod
William Hurt
as Harlan James
Keanu Reeves
as Marlon James
James Gammon
as Lt. Schooner
Miriam Margolyes
as Joey's Mother
Jack Kehler
as Wiley
Phoebe Cates
as Joey's Girl at Disco
Alisan Porter
as Carla Boca
Jon Kasdan
as Dominic Boca
Heather Graham
as Bridget
Michelle Joyner
as Donna Joy
Kathleen York
as Dewey Brown
Michael Chieffo
as Blue Light Bartender
John Billingsley
as Jailhouse Informant
Robert Radonich
as Java Jive Bartender
Jeff Klein
as Young Man with Bat
Art Cahn
as Priest
Shiri Appleby
as Millie
Luke Rossi
as Sammy
Henry Beckman
as Wendel Carter
Joe Lando
as Pizza Guy
Susan Chin
as Reporter
Tony Romano
as Reporter
Johnny Willis
as Reporter
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Critic Reviews for I Love You to Death

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (3)

spectacular misfire

June 29, 2005
Shadows on the Wall

An underrated and charmingly low-key comedy.

May 23, 2004
Nitrate Online

Too silly to work, but occasionally appealing.

August 24, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

director Lawrence Kasdan and a superb cast engage in what seems like a working vacation. The fun is infectious, and the result is a slight but highly entertaining comedy of errors.

Full Review… | August 17, 2003
James Sanford on Film

Well worth a look, if even for the all-star cast

September 17, 2002
Moviehole

Kasdan's mockery of everything and everyone ethnic is the cinematic equivalent of heading to the bowery to roll drunks.

July 26, 2002
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Audience Reviews for I Love You to Death

Black comedy based on a true story of the wife of a pizza baker who finds her Italian husband cheating and consequently plans to murder him. Kevin Kline channels parts of his role in "Fish called Wanda" and works great as charming macho man who just can't take his hands off women and just can't die. The minor characters, especially Hurt and Reeves as doped killers, are fun and the black humor works great. The film is a bit slow at times and the solution maybe a tad too much sunshine and lollipops, even if that's how it really played out. But especially the scenes of murder and revenge, with Joan Plowright being a wonderfully vile and loyal mother, are fun and make it an entertaining film.

Jens S.
Jens S.

Super Reviewer

Though the premise is intriguing - particularly its basis in a true story - I Love You To Death doesn't quite come off. It never fully embraces black comedy in the way that it pretends to, and in the end it rings hollow. Beyond the believable Tracey Ullman, the characters are cartoony; it's a good thing in Kevin Kline's case, but it doesn't really fly with the rest of them. The first half works, but the second half limps to a cornball ending. Totally forgettable monument to 1990. Ick.

Daniel Perry
Daniel Perry

Super Reviewer

Black comedy with a great cast about a wife who tries to kill her husband after she catches him having an affair.

Candy Rose
Candy Rose

Super Reviewer

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