I Love You to Death
Filmfest 2007

How do you carry on a polite conversation with someone who has a bullet hole clean through him, but hasn‘t noticed? Particularly if you were involved in his attempted murder? The movie‘s plot is so unlikely that of course it is based on fact. The story was in the news a couple of years ago, about how the wife of a pizzeria owner decided to kill her husband because he was cheating on her. After the murder attempt failed, the husband refused to press charges against his wife because he felt she had done the right thing. After all, he was guilty, wasn‘t he? In the movie version this story is developed into a domestic black comedy of droll and macabre dimensions. And it is told in a series of scenes in which most of the characters are either lying to each other, lying to themselves, or incapable of coherent thought. The result is an actor‘s dream, a film in which the truth of almost every scene has to be excavated out of the debris of social inhibition. Roger Ebert

tags: Feature film

Cast: Kevin Kline, Tracey Ullman, Joan Plowright, River Phoenix, William Hurt

Credits

Director: Lawrence Kasdan