Love You to Death

1990

Love You to Death

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59%

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Total Count: 22

63%

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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.

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Critic Reviews for Love You to Death

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Audience Reviews for Love You to Death

  • Jul 18, 2011
    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 P Super Reviewer
  • Jan 18, 2009
    On the hotbead of the late 80's popularity of Kevin Kline and the early 90's indie scene, comes a cast of mostly unbelievable characters that come together to make a fun dark comedy. Lawrence Kasdan, who had recenly had a decent run with The Big Chill, Silverado and The Accidental Tourist, weaves a nice dark comic tale. The entire cast really shines here. Kevin is Kevin, as always, but Tracy Ullman is great and William Hurt and Keanu Reeves steal the show as two braindead drug addicts hired to do the dirty deed, or rather finish the job. The story and dialogue is relatively straightforward and relies mainly on performance for the comic relief. Fortunately, most of the time it works. Another fun score from James Horner, who would become a major player in the future, hot off his work with Field Of Dreams. It keeps the story comedic and doesn't overpower the story. Not much to say on the cinematography really. It looks good but nothing really to write home about. In the end, this movie, the situations and outcome are totally unbelievable, but if you suspend your disbelief for an hour and a half you'll have a good time and maybe get a few laughs. Worth a rent.
    Tim S Super Reviewer
  • Mar 08, 2008
    Highly underrated, It's really hilarious specially when it comes to Marlon & Harlan This was the first time that I liked Keanu Reeves, I just didn't like the ending
    Arash X Super Reviewer
  • Nov 09, 2007
    A personal favorite. Hilarious!
    Leo L Super Reviewer

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