Watch Mafia!

"See it early. Avoid the mob."
  • PG-13
  • 1998
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • 5.5  (15,872)

Mafia! is a comedy film from 1998 and directed by Jim Abrahams. The movie stars Jay Mohr, Christina Applegate, and Lloyd Bridges. The film is a parody of the classic mafia movies, particularly The Godfather trilogy, and it follows a young man named Anthony Cortino, played by Jay Mohr. The movie starts with Anthony Cortino, the son of a mafia boss, who wants to leave the life of crime behind and pursue his dream of becoming a Hollywood producer. However, his father, played by Lloyd Bridges, wants him to take over the family business, and so Anthony is forced to return to New York and attend a meeting of the five families, an event in which the heads of the largest mafia organizations in the country gather to discuss business.

The plot of the movie revolves around the attempts of Anthony and his friends to bring an end to the mafia business, while they deal with the rivalries and intrigues of the various families. Along the way, Anthony falls in love with Diane, played by Christina Applegate, who is the daughter of one of the mafia leaders.

The movie is filled with over-the-top humor, parodying various scenes from famous mafia movies, as well as other Hollywood classics. One of the most memorable scenes in the movie is a parody of the horse head scene from The Godfather, in which a bedridden mafia boss is visited by his daughter and her son, only to find the severed head of his favorite horse in his bed.

Throughout the movie, the humor is kept light-hearted and enjoyable, with plenty of slapstick and one-liners. The movie also benefits from the excellent performances by its lead actors, particularly Jay Mohr as Anthony Cortino.

One of the main themes of the movie is the conflict between the old ways of the mafia and the new. Anthony wants to move on from the violent and corrupt world of the mafia and pursue his dreams, but his father and the other bosses are unwilling to let go of the power and influence they have gained through crime. This theme is explored in a lighthearted way, but it adds weight to the story and makes the movie more than just a collection of gags.

Another strength of the movie is its attention to detail. The costumes, sets, and music are all perfectly suited to the 1950s and 60s era in which the movie is set, and the nods to classic movies are well done and will be appreciated by fans of the genre.

In conclusion, Mafia! is an enjoyable comedy that will appeal to anyone who enjoys a good parody. The humor is light and entertaining, and the performances by the lead actors are excellent. The movie doesn't take itself too seriously, but it still manages to tell a coherent story with strong themes. If you're a fan of classic mafia movies or just in the mood for a good laugh, Mafia! is definitely worth checking out.

Mafia! is a 1998 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 24 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5.

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    5.5  (15,872)