The Roses, Barbara and Oliver, live happily as a married couple. Then she starts to wonder what life would be like without Oliver, and likes what she sees. Both want to stay in the house, and so they begin a campaign to force each other to leave. In the middle of the fighting is D’Amato, the divorce lawyer. He gets to see how far both will go to get rid of the other, and boy do they go far. —IMDb
Perhaps no Hollywood actor continually stirs up more of a gleeful admixture of feelings in his viewers than Danny DeVito. Singlehandedly portraying characters with mile-long, obnoxious jerk streaks that are nonetheless somehow loveable, DeVito — with his diminutive stature, balding head, and broad Jersey accent — recalls a line that he himself used (about a character) in his big-screen directorial debut, Throw Momma From the Train: “Maybe [he] would be someone you’d like to kill.” No question about it: DeVito has made an art form out of playing endearingly loathsome little men.
Born November 17, 1944, in Neptune, NJ, Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. survived a Catholic school upbringing and started his career from the ground up, laboring as a cosmetician in his sister’s beauty parlor. Working under the name “Mr. Danny,” DeVito decided to enter New York’s American Academy of Dramatic Arts for the purpose of acquiring additional makeup expertise. However, he soon discovered his… read more
It's brilliantly shot (the angles were insane!) and completely absurd. I loved it.
Few people tackle dark comedy with such gusto and good humor as Danny DeVito. This film shines as a genre piece turned ugly, and the cast makes it entertaining to watch as it escalates from disdain to all out war.