Married to the Mob

Movie review by Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media
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age 16+

Dated '80s mob comedy is so-so; some cursing, nudity.

R 1988 104 minutes

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age 15+

"Hello, Gorgeous!"

Enclosed in this overlooked little jewel of a movie is the most romantic scene in movie history. (Well, maybe second to James Stewart and Donna Reed in "It's a Wonderful Life"). Melding Italian mobsters with a screwball romantic comedy and a cool new wave vibe is something only director Jonathan Demme could pull off. It pulses along to the coolest late 80s soundtrack ever featuring New Order and Brian Eno. Top comedic ensemble acting led by Matthew Modine, smooths over the blatant Italian stereotypes, which function more like a parody of mobster movies (which makes for a good talking point with young viewers.) You'll be rooting for under-confident heroine Angela (the luminous Michelle Pfeiffer) as she finds her inner stength, evolving to trust her heart when it comes to prioritizing her young son and ultimately herself. Good messages here for young adults about thinking for themselves carefully instead of just going along with the "mob."

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