Drowning Mona
Drowning Mona (2000)

Rage, jealousy, murder, and Eastern European automotive engineering combine in this offbeat black comedy. Verplanck, NY, is a small town north of Manhattan that has the dubious distinction of being the Yugo capital of America; the ill-fated… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 3, 2000
DVD Release Date: July 25, 2000
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Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times

Drowning Mona takes a fresh and funny spin on the classic mystery plot in which someone is so universally loathed that practically everyone is a credible suspect.

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Roger Ebert
At the Movies

My problem was that I didn't care who killed Mona Dearly, or why.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Talented cast wasted in an awful movie.

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Gemma Files

No kind of triumph of anything over anything.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

Too pleased with its own outrageousness.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Manages to keep up a full head of steam despite repeating the same essential jokes over and over again.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Rudely funny.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Mona, a screenplay dripping with contempt, gives its cast enough rope and enough bad jokes to make you feel seriously sorry for all of them.

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

he sort of thing that will probably become a staple on Comedy Central in about five years, resting comfortably alongside such snoozers as "Once Upon A Crime" and "Who's Harry Crumb"...

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Borrows a lot from drawing room/dinner theater mysteries because everyone but everyone wants to see the victim dead ... and transports the action to some… More
Michael Gildea
Admittedly, Drowning Mona has some genuinely hilarious moments. But because 90-95% of it was wandering crap with no focus or point, I can't remember those… More
Film Crazy
uummm not to shore whether this was good or not really it was vaguly amusing but not much of a story i guess different people have different taste !! give it a… More
Cindy I
Watch the trailer instead...it's better. It must be. It convinced me to spend a evening watching this.
Dean McKenna
This dark, tasteless, and cynical comedy is funny as hell, although the suggestively violent segments may repel mainstream viewers. It's a warped murder… More
Bradley Wright
Drowning Mona doesn't leave an impression on you and will be forgotten quickly. Just not funny.