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The best comedy movie ever made!
A strange, zany bunch of fun.
Demme's zany staging works, mostly because he found the perfect cast to pull this movie off.
Anyone who only knows Jonathan Demme from his masterful Silence of the Lambs and Philadelphia may be surprised to discover how brilliant he was at black comedy. This often hilarious mob farce is a fine companion to the previous year's Something Wild, sharing a similar unsettling juggling of violence, romantic intrigue and slapstick. Beautifully acted, not least by the gorgeous Michelle Pfeiffer, it also boasts yet another wonderfully eclectic soundtrack.
Phew ! No doubt it will blow you out !
Not well done by any means. I suppose people at the time rather enjoyed the screwball mob style with the element of satire, then came along GoodFellas which ironically was, and is, funnier than this comedy.
Yikes...what were the critics thinking? Not comedy enough to be a comedy, and not serious enough to be a mob movie. It's an awkward in-between, that leaves it...well, awkward. Horribly awkward.
A lighthearted movie with a great premise, Married to the Mob delivers a lot less than it should have. Matthew Modine pulls off some scenes well, but overall seems miscast. Michelle Pfeiffer is radiant, believable, and is way better than the film itself because Demme and the writers can't seem to decide just how broadly it should be played.
Married to the Mob is a wild story with the focus on angela de marco the wife of local gangster Frankie "The Cucumber" de Marco. Angela has never been too thrilled about her husbands dangerous and dirty lifestyle. One night a set up on Frankie costs him his life. Angela grieves but also see this as a chance to leave behind the mob life and start anew with her son joey. The only problem is she has to deal with Tony "the tiger" Russo who is in love with her and wont leave her along, an fbi agent who is also following her and the crazy other mob wives that are hounding the hell out of her. As one can expect a lot of hilarity ensues.
The film gets a tad bit corny at times but it still is very entertaining and funny. Great costuming work for this film. It's 80's to the bone here the hair, the salon, the clothes, very old school. the music soundtrack is great and really sets the lighthearted mood that dominates the story. the screenplay is wonderful! so many funny twists and turns in the story with such a well written characters. The love story in here is nicely crafted and full of complexities.
Michelle pfiefer did a fine comedic job! this is a really well rounded character. Angela is a woman trying to reinvent her life after years of literally being "married to the mob" and its hilarious seeing these gangsters and mob wives continuously interfering with that. Her New York Accent was most impressive. matthew modine gives a really solid humorous performance as this relentless FBI agent. I like how this character gets even more involved then he had planned. dean stockwell was fantastic in this supporting role! I wouldn't go as far as saying it was Oscar worthy but still great!
jonathan demme does a wonderful directing job here. He utilizes some clever mise en scene shots in a superb comedic fashion. It is a nice and colorful take on the gangster genre. This film had quite a wild ending but it brought everything to a decisive head.
A great comedy flick that shows a light hearted perspective on an otherwise violent and harsh world.
A woman's married to a hitman in this dark comedy. This formula worked for Demme with "Something Wild ", but here it misses on many levels.