Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Cinema Cycle - Married To The Mob


CINEMA CYCLE
(Cardio Workout And Reviewing Movies At The Same Time)
Married To The Mob (1988)
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DATE REVIEWED: 01/18/2017


FORMAT: Laserdisc

TIME RIDDEN / FILM LENGTH: 1 hour 44 minutes

DISTANCE RIDDEN WHILE VIEWING: 25.3 miles

TOTAL CINEMA MILES LOGGED: 6088.3 miles

SYNOPSIS: An FBI agent seduces a mob widow in order to take down a gangster boss.

CONCEPT IN RELATION TO THE VIEWER: Fascination with the mafia, a rather shallow love story driven by slightly over the top characterization.  Dean Stockwell makes almost any film a little better.

PROS AND CONS:  A good film to do ironing to, or for cleaning the house.  This is lite fair without a lot to think about.  The acting is good and the plot moves along and does not drag.

That said, this isn’t anything new.  We have seen this a million times before in “Goodfellas” and the “Sopranos”, only here it is told more from the woman’s point of view.  

While most of the film is mediocre, the acting is well done.  These are all top notch actors and supporting actors in a less than stellar film, but then again it wasn’t supposed to be.  


To read an overview of this project, check out this status posting.  

This film is a part of my LaserDisc Collection.

Clicking on the title will take you to the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) entry for this film. 

This film was viewed while exercising on my recumbent cycle.  A summary of my time spent working out on my journey through movie-land can be found on Strava.com.