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I Love You to Death Movie Review Summary

Actors: Tracey Ullman, Kevin Kline, River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, William Hurt, Joan Plowright, Heather Graham

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Rosalie loves her husband Joey, until she finds out he's cheating on her. Determined to get revenge, she enlists the help of her young admirer Devo, a peace-loving hippie who works in the family's pizzeria. Devo is so enamored with Rosalie that he will to put his passive ways aside to help Rosalie get back at Joey. So, Devo recruits a couple of dumb-as-dirt, redneck hit men from the local bar. Rosalie, at home waiting for Devo and the bumbling hitmen, looses patience and decides to poison Joey instead. She puts an excessive dose of sleeping pills in his spaghetti and he eats a ton but seems relatively unfazed. Finally he complains of a stomachache and fatigue and heads up to bed.
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Devo and the hit men show up. The hit men fumble and Devo takes the job into his own hands; he shots Joey point blank in the head. Rosalie is sad (and ironically grateful) to find that Joey has survived both the poisoning and the shooting. In fact, he wakes up totally unaware of the night's occurrences. Full of remorse, Rosalie takes Joey to the hospital, where a doctor reveals that the sleeping pills slowed down Joey's heart rate and prevented him from bleeding to death.   To Rosalie's surprise Joey has no intention of pressing charges.


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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   spurned lover goes for revenge Comedy or Parody about    -   criminals How much humor v. drama    -   Mostly humor, but some serious drama

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   ignorant small town people

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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