Drowning Mona (2000) - Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Hohum Score

4

Breathtaking

When a woman drives a car into the river to her death, everyone in town becomes a suspect.

IMDB: 5.7
Director: Nick Gomez
Stars: Danny DeVito, Bette Midler
Length: 96 Minutes
PG Rating: PG-13
Reviews: 21 out of 149 found boring (14.09%)

One-line Reviews (58)

I couldn't believe great talent like Jamie Lee Curtis, and Danny DeVito would star in "Drowning Mona," a dull, one dimensional film with poor comedy.

But to be honest, it was the roles played by Casey Affleck, Marcus Thomas, and William Fichtner especially that made 'Drowning Mona' so enjoyable for me.

I think it's worth watching if you're interested in a quirky movie.

The story is compelling.

) with the town floozy, Rona (Curtis, in an entertaining gum-chewing, chain-smoking turn), a waitress at the local diner, who engages in kinky sex involving the home game of `Wheel of Fortune' (giving new meaning to the term `I wanna buy a vowel').

"Drowning Mona" is a mediocre, often dull disappointment of a comedy.

And they actually kept that unmotivated, predictable lecherous lesbian stereotype scene...

And Casey Affleck, of course, is quite untalented and bland, and a very strong argument why Hollywood should finally do the world a favour and OUTLAW NEPOTISM.

It's a light, funny film which is thoroughly entertaining.

I enjoyed it -- and as I reflect on it -- it only gets better.

The conclusion is satisfying and unexpected.

This sometimes dark, sometimes slapstick, sometimes subtle comedy boasts one of the most intriguing casts to date.

The story line is actually not slow, it's just the same easy-going film, entertaining and great fun, with a bit if thinking thrown in, very good.

this movie wasnt all that great and i agree it was a waste of talent, all of the actors were very talented and they wasted it on this thing some people called a movie, it wasnt funny at all and it was just plain dull, i dont know what else to say except that i wouldnt waste 2 hours of my life on watching it.

The plot is engaging and fast-paced; the movies doesn't even come close to the two-hour mark.

Enjoyable quirky, film.

The wigs were bad, but the movie was enjoyable and well paced.

But to be honest, it was the roles played by Casey Affleck, Marcus Thomas, and William Fichtner especially that made 'Drowning Mona' so enjoyable for me.

SEE THIS MOVIE, it's funny and entertaining and a lot of hard work went into it.

The script was first rate and the direction was compelling, lot's of attention to detail.

" Sure, it has some problems, when compared to other screwball comedies, and after a while it becomes predictable.

A gifted ensemble cast, which also includes Jamie Lee Curtis and William Fichtner among others, is wasted in this surprisingly bland, painfully unfunny film which proves itself to be one of the best examples of a good idea that is poorly executed.

(I will note, however, that even with my expectations pounded into the sand, I still found Will Ferrell to be unbearable.

The ending was so cliche that even I could think of a better one.

It is entertaining,funny,well acted and it is also a good murder mystery.

Soon, he gets slower, slower, slower even coming to a complete stop once in a while until by the end of the race he is crawling on the ground, desperately trying to get faster, but failing.

In Other Words, Don't waste your time.

This sometimes dark, sometimes slapstick, sometimes subtle comedy boasts one of the most intriguing casts to date.

the culprit is pretty obvious within the first 30mins, but it is worth watching, as it doesn't turn out quite as you think it will...

I watched it on TV late one night and I really enjoyed it.

I couldn't believe great talent like Jamie Lee Curtis, and Danny DeVito would star in "Drowning Mona," a dull, one dimensional film with poor comedy.

Don't Waste your time.

She overacts so badly and is so amateurish, that it's really stunning.

Just know that this is a terrible waste of money if you go.

Also, be drunk, stoned or just damn bored to see this tale so loosely weaved it could come apart like a cheap suit any second.

It is so bad, so uninteresting, so idiotic, that makes the film even worse.

A story about an eccentric and unbearable woman who everyone in the town has a strong desire to kill.

The ending was so cliché that even I could think of a better one.

However, I had a good time and the movie was quite entertaining.

I enjoyed the performances by Bette Midler, Neve Campbell, Danny DeVito, Jamie Lee Curtis, etc. This movie is very funny and I enjoyed it.

I just saw it and enjoyed it a lot.

The ending was so cliche that even I could think of a better one.

Unfortunately the screenplay is cheap and cliche.

The investigation goes slow allowing us to see so many typical characters.

This is one of the worst movies I have ever seen.

However, it could have been much, much better if they had good director and writer to turn the banal story into one delightful film.

Very entertaining and enjoyable movie.

You have better things to do than waste your time on this.

Verplanck is a small town full of totally wacky characters, and even though many of the jokes fall flat or are just plain dumb (that's part of what makes it funny) I still found it very entertaining.

Danny DeVito does well with a bland character, and William Fichtner (Phil) is very good in his role.

An Unexpected Intellectual Comedy .

I think too many people say the plot it predictable.

Danny De Vito plays a cop who finds it intriguing that nobody misses this woman.

This was definitely not the best movie of all times, and it did sag a little at the end but otherwise well worth watching.

Verplanck, USA: a boring, little town of philistine people, where everybody knows each other and talks about each other.

I think too many people say the plot it predictable.

This film bored me senseless.

MONA isn't great, but it's worth watching at least once.