I Love You to Death

I Love You to Death

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Director: Lawrence Kasdan

Cast: Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman, Joan Plowright

     
 

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Lawrence Kasdan's black comedy about a wife's ultimate revenge against her womanizing husband is based on a true story about the wife of a pizzeria owner who decided to kill her cheating husband. When her attempt to murder him failed, the husband refused to press charges against her because he felt she had done the right thing. Kevin Kline is the pizzeria owner Joey

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Lawrence Kasdan's black comedy about a wife's ultimate revenge against her womanizing husband is based on a true story about the wife of a pizzeria owner who decided to kill her cheating husband. When her attempt to murder him failed, the husband refused to press charges against her because he felt she had done the right thing. Kevin Kline is the pizzeria owner Joey Boca in I Love You to Death. Joey is a smooth Italian lothario, modeled after Marcello Mastroianni, who cheerfully dons his plumbers overalls to repair his female tenants' plumbing in the rental apartments the family owns. Joey feels he is justified in bedding down countless numbers of women because of all the hours he puts in day after day at the pizzeria. Plus, as he tells one of his women friends, "I'm a man. I got a lotta hormones in my body." His wife Rosalie (Tracey Ullman) sweetly ignores her husband's philandering -- that is until she visits the public library and sees Joey fondling one of tenants in the book stacks. At first Rosalie considers suicide, but finally, egged on by her mother Nadja (Joan Plowright), she determines that Joey must be the one to face the music. But the people Rosalie hires to do Joey in are of the cut-rate variety and are unsuccessful. They then try to knock Joey off by feeding him barbiturate-laced spaghetti, but also to no avail. Rosalie then enlists pizzeria employee Deco Nod (River Phoenix), who has a crush on Rosalie, to do the job. But even then, they have no luck. As a last resort, they try to hire professionals. What they get instead are two drugged-out junkies -- Harlan (William Hurt) and Marlin (Keanu Reeves) -- who arrive at the home and blast at a slumbering figure in the bedroom. Then, while they report on their progress downstairs, Joey ambles into the living room, very much alive.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/07/2010
UPC:
0014381686623
Original Release:
1990
Rating:
R
Source:
Image Entertainment
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:37:00
Sales rank:
3,551

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kevin Kline Joey Boca
Tracey Ullman Rosalie Boca
Joan Plowright Nadja
River Phoenix Devo Nod
William Hurt Harlan James
Keanu Reeves Marlon James
Miriam Margolyes Joey's Mother
James Gammon Lt. Schooner
Victoria Jackson Lacey
Jack Kehler Wiley
Phoebe Cates Girl at disco
Kathleen York Dewey Brown
Heather Graham Bridget
Lawrence Kasdan Lawyer
Alisan Porter Carla Boca
Jon Kasdan Dominic Boca
Michelle Joyner Donna Joy
John Kostmayer Benny
Samantha Kostmayer Waitress
Audrey R. Rapoport Librarian
Johnny S.B. Willis Reporter
John Billingsley Jailhouse Informant
Michael Chieffo Blue Light Bartender
Robert Radonich Java Jive Bartender
Jeff Klein Young Man with Bat
G. Valmont Thomas Cabbie
Art Cahn Priest
Shiri Appleby Millie
Luke Rossi Sammy
Henry Beckman Wendel Carter
Susan Chin Reporter
Tony Romano Reporter
Joe Lando Pizza Guy
William R. Breyette Biker
Sheryl Lee Actor

Technical Credits
Lawrence Kasdan Director
Sara Allen Songwriter
Roy Arbogast Special Effects
Anne V. Coates Editor
Lucio Dalla Songwriter
Donovan Songwriter
Michael Grillo Executive Producer
Daryl Hall Songwriter
James Horner Score Composer
Jon Hutman Art Director
Lilly Kilvert Production Designer
John Kostmayer Screenwriter
Jeffrey Lurie Producer
Ron Moler Producer
Ben Nye Makeup
John Oates Songwriter
Charles Okun Producer
Clara Quisenberry Consultant/advisor
Aggie Guerard Rodgers Costumes/Costume Designer
Owen Roizman Cinematographer
Cricket Rowland Set Decoration/Design
Tad Tadloch Choreography
Lauren C. Weissman Co-producer
Patrick Wells Co-producer

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I Love You to Death 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is the ultimate in hilarity. All of the actors play their parts to the hilt! One of my favorite parts is when Joey (Kevin Kline) is in the hospital recouperating and his Mom comes to visit him. Her reaction to Joey's affairs'' had me crying as I was laughing so hard.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Absolutely hilarious! Kooky, but definitely funny. When our friends ask for suggestions for good movies, we always have two older movies to suggest. ''I Love You To Death'' is one of those two.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought the move was hilarious, like always Kevin Kline playes his role to perfection. I can't wait to see what other movies of his comes out
Anonymous More than 1 year ago