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Married To The Mob

3

Take a flick through Michelle Pfeiffer's impressive back catalogue and you'll find little to laugh at. Thankfully, there's always this overlooked Jonathan Demme comedy to lighten the load. Fast-paced, agreeably frothy and with a cast to die for (Oliver Platt, Joan Cusack, Alec Baldwin), it sees Pfeiffer playing a big-haired wiseguy widow who splits Mobsville with son in tow to make a fresh start.

Or so she thinks. There's still the little matters of lecherous mob boss Dean Stockwell, his psychotically jealous wife (Mercedes Ruehl on foul-mouthed form) and amorous undercover Fed Matthew Modine to overcome.

Result? Playful, charmingly performed and - with its mob wardrobes, '80s hair and Miami-set finale - more colourful than a parrot's puke. Watch, enjoy, then fuggeddaboudit.

Film Details

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  • UK Theatrical Release Date: March 1st 2003