Genre: Dark Comedy Crime
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
Screenwriter: John Kostmayer
Length: 1h 37m
Summary: A betrayed wife tries to kill her cheating husband … again and again, and he doesn’t even notice.
Main Actors: Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman, Joan Plowright, River Phoenix, William Hurt, Keanu Reeves
Kevin Kline manages to make the (anti)hero extremely likeable, even though he causes great pain for his wife. If you like your comedies dark, this is one of the best. Yet it also has touching moments now and then, with Tracy Ullman gently tugging at the heart strings.
Much of the humour comes from KK being totally unaware that his wife is trying to kill him. He can’t even imagine she could do such a thing, even though his behaviour would be difficult for any loving wife to handle.
More comedy comes from two drugged out losers who get involved, as their incompetence achieves very little, leading to even more desperate attempts to take care of business. All the time, KK believes they’re just friends visiting him!
A scheming mother in law adds to the melting pot, and his own mother isn’t exactly a rock of support either. It could easily be described as a comedy of errors. I have no idea why it’s rated so lowly by critics, as it’s a wonderfully funny film.
The ending is almost unbelievable, except that it really happened!
An incompetent shooting, a little blood, and repeated attempted murder.
Cast and Crew: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099819/fullcredits