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248 Ratings

Married to the Mob

Directed by Jonathan Demme
United States, 1988
Comedy, Crime, Romance


An undercover FBI agent falls in love with a recently widowed mafia wife seeking to start her life over after her husband’s murder and who is also pursued by a libidinous mafia kingpin seeking to claim her for himself.

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Married to the Mob Directed by Jonathan Demme

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1989 | Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Golden Globes (USA)

1989 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

New York Film Critics Circle Awards

1988 | Winner: Best Supporting Actor

Critics reviews

Demme seems less eager to be straight-out funny than to allow these people their zany tenderness. The camera conceals then reveals, via focus pulls and wry compositions, as if playing a game with the actors. It’s tantalizing, unpredictable, a farce full of love.
May 27, 2017
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Demme creates a wild-eyed romantic comedy that, much like his previous masterwork, Something Wild, displays a riotous undercurrent of menace, where those behind the camera take death very seriously, even if such things prove less troubling to the characters in front of the camera.
October 30, 2014
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