Drowning Mona

Drowning Mona
Drowning Mona
  • PG-13
  • 1h 36m
  • 2000
Rotten29%
Common Sense Media Iconage 14+
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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.
© 2000 Marigold Productions, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten29%
Critics Consensus: Despite Danny De Vito's top billing, Drowning Mona drowns itself in humor that never rises about sitcom level. Contributing to the Mona's problems is that the characters are never really interesting, and there is a noticeable lack of energy in the character roles
Reviews
Globe and Mail
Rotten

June 17, 2017
New York Post
Lou Lumenick
Fresh

I find it hard to dislike.

June 16, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Michael Wilmington
Rotten

Mona, a screenplay dripping with contempt, gives its cast enough rope and enough bad jokes to make...

June 16, 2017
Film.com
Gemma Files
Rotten

No kind of triumph of anything over anything.

June 16, 2017
Houston Chronicle
Louis B. Parks
Rotten

The film is monumentally minor -- you'll hardly remember you saw it a week later.

June 16, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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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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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:March 3, 2000
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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