Having tried his hand at a wide range of films, from the noir
flourishes of BODY HEAT, to the revisionist western SILVERADO, to the thirtysomething yuppie angst of THE BIG CHILL, director Lawrence Kasdan undertakes a dark, blue-collar screwball comedy in I LOVE YOU TO DEATH. The result
is a one-joke movie. Granted, the joke is pretty good and, when it comes, is well-executed. But it's not enough to sustain a full-length feature that is further hindered by surprisingly weak performances from its leading players.
I LOVE YOU TO DEATH (henceforth referred to as ILYTD) is based on a true story, which may be its biggest single problem. In attempting to maintain...