Two Much (1996)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy, Screwball Comedy  |   Release Date - Mar 15, 1996 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 118 min.  |   Countries - Spain, United States  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Synopsis by Michael Betzold

This Spanish-American production stars Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith, whose romance on the set helped the film set box-office records in Spain. Director Fernando Treuba, who won an Oscar for Belle Epoque, made his English-language debut with Two Much, an updated screwball comedy. Banderas plays a con artist appropriately named Art Dodge. Joan Cusack plays his assistant, Gloria. They specialize in convincing recently widowed women that their husbands ordered an expensive painting before their death. One day, Art tries to work his scam at the funeral of mobster Gene Paletto's (Danny Aiello) father. Gene is outraged by Art, even more so after he steals away his ex-wife, Betty Kerner (Melanie Griffith). Betty quickly falls for the handsome Art and plans to marry him, but he is soon distracted by her beautiful sister, Liz (Daryl Hannah). In order to woo both women, Art disguises himself as fictional brother Bart by removing his ponytail and putting on glasses. Art/Bart switches identities and hops from bed to bed while being pursued by Gene and other mobsters.



art-gallery, bankruptcy, con/scam, impersonation, love-conquers-all, marriage, romance, seduction, widow/widower