I Love You To Death

Rosalie (Tracey Ullman), the wife of an Italian pizza parlor owner (Kevin Kline), is fed up with her husband’s constant infidelities and sets out to murder him with the help of her crotchety Yugoslav mother (Joan Plowright), a friend (River Phoenix), and two novice hit men (William Hurt and Keanu Reeves). Lawrence Kasdan directed this fair-to-middling black comedy from a script by John Kostmayer, and although the pacing is sluggish in spots, people with a taste for acting as impersonation will enjoy some of the scenery chewingespecially by Plowright, Kline, and Hurt, with the others not far behind. With James Gammon, Jack Kehler, and Victoria Jackson, and a bouncy Italianate score by James Horner. (JR)

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