Joey Boca: I cheated on my wife.I Love You to Death is a Black Comedy from 1990 starring Kevin Kline and Tracey Ullman as Joey and Rosalie Boca, and Italian-American and Polish-American married couple. They earn a modest living running a pizzaria with Joey making a few bucks on the side as a handyman. Unfortunately, money's not the only thing Joey is getting on the side. Rosalie finds out that he's been cheating on her with several of his clients. Devastated, she vows to get back at him. As a devout Catholic, divorse is out of the question. Murder, on the other hand ...Hilarity Ensues when Joey proves harder to kill than anticipated, while remaining blissfully unaware that anyone is trying to kill him. Rosalie is aided in her attempts by her tough-as-nails mother Nadja (Joan Plowright), devoted busboy with a crush Devo (River Phoenix), and two drug-addicts turned impromptu hitmen Harlan and Marlon (William Hurt and Keanu Reeves).
Priest: You committed adultery?
Joey Boca: Yes.
Priest: How many times?
Joey Boca: Uh... 5 times the last 2 weeks... wait, no, that's wrong... it was uh... it was uh, 4 times this week, uh... with 3 women, and uh... 3 times last week with 2 other women... wow... plus one of the women from this week was the same as last week... or maybe 2 of the women was the same... so uh... I guess that uh... makes uh... what, uh... I dunno, 7 times... I mean it was more than uh... 7 times, father, it was, it was more like uh... 10 or 12 times but, you know, it was like on uh... 7 different occasions uh... only with 5 different women uh... uh... but uh... some of the women eh... more than once uh... some of them, quite a few times uh... in fact uh... it's hard to say father, I, I didn't exactly keep count but uh... uh, let let's say a dozen times in the last 2 weeks, uh... give or take a few times...
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