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After years of driving the town crazy, Mona Dearly (Bette Midler) drove herself into a river. But when this twist of fate turns out to be an act of murder, Chief of Police Wyatt Rash (Danny DeVito) has his work cut out for him. The obnoxious Mona is survived by a town full of enemies, aka prime suspects, including her cheating husband (William Fichtner), his mistress (Jamie Lee Curtis), a heartless son (Marcus Thomas), the police chief's daughter (Neve Campbell) and her fiance (Casey Affleck). To know Mona Dearly was to hate her, and the big mystery isn't who would want to see her dead...but who wouldn't. Now, Chief Rash tries to figure out who to blame but the town just wants to know who to thank.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: A whodunnit that stacks its lists of suspects with wasted character actors, Drowning Mona is a twee farce that will prompt audiences to tune out before the mystery is solved.
Palo Alto Weekly
June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media
Common Sense Says
Talented cast wasted in an awful movie.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the movie includes sexual references and situations (including a brief shot of a couple in bondage outfits), an out-of-wedlock pregnancy, a character's hand being chopped off (and many shots of the stump), a lot of drinking and smoking, a girl/girl kiss, a threatened suicide, and, of course, murders.
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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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- Release Date:March 3, 2000
- Audio Format:5.1
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
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