Married to the Mob Movie Review Summary

Actors: Michelle Pfeiffer, Matthew Modine

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Very much in the spirit of his "Something Wild" two years before, director Jonathan Demme mixes action and romance for a potent blend. Here, Michelle Pfeiffer is the (redheaded!) wife of a Mafia up-and-comer (Alec Baldwin) who gets rubbed out. She wants out of the whole crime scene with her sweet son, but her dead husband's boss starts to hit on her and the FBI opens surveillance, thinking that she really is the boss's mistress. Soon FBI agent Matthew Modine is falling for her too. Modine is a little weak, but Pfeiffer has rarely been more winning, and there are tons of terrific supporting performances: Dean Stockwell as the Mafioso, Mercedes Ruehl as his overbearing wife, then-newcomer Oliver Platt as Modine's partner, winsome Nancy Travis as a waitress pickup, and Joan Cusack as another Mafia wife. Watch for future "Welcome to the Dollhouse" and "Happiness" director Todd Solondz in a walk-on as a zany reporter.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Kind of romance:    -   seduction (yum!) Family, loving    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   son Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   criminals killing each other    -   gang conflict How much story is philosophy rather than plot?    -   1 () Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   criminal Ethnic/Regional/Gender story?    -   Yes Ethnic/region/relig    -   Italian Woman/class/friends story?    -   woman's story

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Deep South City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   Miami Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   seeing breasts    -   sex under blankets Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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