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Throw Momma from the Train
Owen asked his friend, Larry, for a small favor...
Larry Donner is a author and writing professor who tutors people who want to write books. Larry's life has become a misery when his Ex-wife has published a book he wrote under her name and has gotten rich over it. Owen Lift, one of Larry's students offers Larry to kill Larry's Ex-wife and in return Owen wants Larry to kill his horrible mother. Larry thinks it is a joke, until he learns Owen killed his Ex-wife and he has become the prime suspect.
After watching The Designated Victim (another [Italian]movie adapting the story from Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train), I felt like revisiting Danny DeVito's Throw Momma from the Train.
What I find the most interesting about this revisit is that while I really enjoyed Billy Crystal's performance (also that of Anne Ramsey who was a real trooper despite appearing to be half-dead most of the time), I think DeVito should have cast someone else as Owen, he had trouble passing off the character.
Another thing I found interesting and sort of unnerving was that Billy Crystal was pretty attractive in this movie, I never noticed it before but I think as I get older I find myself attracted to a totally different…
That Pepsi scene had me in hysterics, but unfortunately I didn't find the rest of the film to be as funny. The ending felt too rushed and the film in general could've been more darker to fit its subject matter. However Anne Ramsey completely stole the show and was great enough for me to give this a pass.
The funny far outweighs the unfunny, and it was shot by Barry Sonnenfeld so it looks amazing. Throw in the fact it's a spritely 88 minutes and you could do a lot worse on a rain-fucked Sunday afternoon.
"Dive! Dive!" yelled the Captain through the thing! So the man who makes it dive pressed a button, or a something, and it dove. And, the enemy was foiled again.
"Looks like we foiled them again." said Dave.
"Yeah," said the Captain. "We foiled those bastards again. Didn't we, Dave?"
"Yeah." said Dave. The End.
What an underrated film this is. Throw Momma from the Train was apparently relatively popular back in 1987 but doesn’t seem to be talked about very much today. For director Danny DeVito, his one-two punch of this and then The War of the Roses in 1989 make me surprised that he didn’t take off as a more popular director as I feel both of these films are dark mini-masterpieces.
Throw Momma from the Train tells the story of a creative writing professor named Larry (Billy Crystal) with severe writer’s block, not to mention an ex-wife who has stolen his story idea, who runs into a small, insecure and sort of mentally slow man named Owen (Danny DeVito) who takes his…
An incredibly underrated gem, which showcases the best of Crystal of DeVito on screen, while showing the promise of DeVito behind the camera. This is a fantastic send up to Strangers on a Train, and should be checked out by everyone. Dark, yet hilarious, in a way only DeVito knows how to balance, this is one of the best films of the late 80's. It doesn't get enough love, and should be evaluated ASAP.
i saw this movie twice and it was a nice experience, but it is not legendary! the first time i saw it on a bus when i was in England.
A good laugh and of course.........De vito and Cristal are top!
Masterclass in why the word "slut" isn't great scriptwriting.
Nota = 0,5
Growing up, this film was one that I watched over and over. I loved this film. As time goes by we sometimes revisit classic films from our youth and find them... lacking. I am happy to report that this film is not one of those. This film is a dark comedy, beautifully acted and wonderful to behold. Anne Ramsey is fantastic. Please go out and see this movie if you haven't already.
Anne Ramsey is awesome in this movie and reminds me of some of my own family members. Danny DeVito's character is hilarious and his pay-phone scenes in random locations always had me laughing.
This spoof of Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train is lightly funny and extra fun to watch the chemistry of DeVito and Crystal.
It would have been very hard not to kill Momma, in fact, I found it hard not to turn the movie off when she was yelling at Owen (Danny DeVito). Not one of the better movies for Billy Crystal or Danny DeVito.
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