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Release Date: March 3rd, 2000

DVD Release Date: July 25th, 2000

PG-13|1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary
The recently deceased Mona Dearly (Bette Midler) was many things: an abusive wife, a domineering mother, a loud-mouthed neighbor and a violent malcontent. So when her car and corpse are discovered in the Hudson River, police Chief Wyatt Rash (Danny DeVito) immediately suspects murder rather than an accident. But, since the whole community of Verplanck, N.Y., shares a deep hatred for this unceasingly spiteful woman, Rash finds his murder investigation overwhelmed with potential suspects.

Cast: Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Neve Campbell, Jamie Curtis, Casey Affleck, William Fichtner, Marcus Thomas, Peter Dobson

Director: Nick Gomez

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Jersey Shore, Neverland Films

Distributors: Destination Films, Columbia Tristar

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Follows a predictable low-comedy path, but does it with such fierce appeal and beautifully wrought wit that it doesn't feel quite like any comedy American theaters have seen since the equally underrated "Grosse Pointe Blank."

  • Tries for deadpan laughs but is merely lifeless.

  • It can be broadly funny when it does not lapse into lazy "Dukes of Hazzard" caricature, which is often.

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