Drowning Mona

Drowning Mona (2000)


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Jeff Dearly: Look, I heard you the first time, Bobby. I ain't mute.

Rona: Good luck doesn't happen to people like us. Good luck happens to Madonna.

Chief Wyatt Rash: My mother always used to say, "When life hands you potatoes, make potato salad."
Mona Dearly: Yeah? Well life handed me a pile of shit. What am I supposed to do with that?
Phil Dearly: Make shit salad?

Ellen: You're supposed to have that thing in your head that says, "BAD fucking idea, bobby!"
Bobby Kalzone: I do have it! It just didn't work.

Mona Dearly: Don't call yourselves BJ Landscaping. You don't want people to go around calling you "Blow Job Landscaping."

Bobby Kalzone: Mona Dearly's dead.
Ellie: What?
Bobby Kalzone: She's dead - It was just a - car accident.
Ellie: You gotta be kiddin' me. Well - We gotta celebrate.
Bobby Kalzone: Jesus, God, Ellie she's a human being. Have a little respect.
Ellie: I don't gotta have respect for no-one in that family. Think how they treated you.
Bobby Kalzone: How did they treat me?
Ellie: Badly, they're a houseful of freaks.

Mona: Why'de you pull us over Feege?
Feege: Oh let me think about that Mona, you're riding on rims and you pulled an 1107 on an officer of the law. What the hell is the matter with you son? (to Jeph).
Mona: What did you hurt him for?
Feege: He's drunk.
Mona: No he aint! Its OK baby. (to Jeph.) You're gonna pay for this Feege! You just lost your lawn service pal.

Revealing mistake: When the guy with the hand missing is playing his guitar, you can see his actual wrist bending underneath the fake arm that covers it.

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Question: It's never explained why Bobby would ever even consider going into business with Jeff? It's not as if Jeff is some great business mind. The entire Dearly family has no respect for him and treat him like a buffoon. There's absolutely no reason given for why Bobby would ever set foot on their property, much less inside their house.

Answer: [Continued] Bobby may have had a better "presentation of self" than Jeph and LOOKED smarter, but he had his own deficiencies (plus mowed over Peaches, losing that contract, and intended to kill Jeph, not Mona). Would a stranger (outsider) be willing to enter a business agreement with Bobby? When choosing someone you have known for years, you have a good idea of what to expect from that person and might have fewer doubts and face fewer unknowns (such as whether the person can be trusted). Partnering with a stranger can be a very risky endeavor. When starting a business, there's no guarantee that you will be successful. Landscaping businesses/ jobs involve hard physical labor - something a lot of people are not interested in doing, so Bobby may not have had (m) any potential candidates with the exception of Jeph.


Answer: I doubt anyone can give THE answer with any degree of certainty. This may be why your question hasn't been anwered yet. One possible answer lies in the film's setting, Verplanck, NY. In real life, Verplanck is a small area (less than ONE square mile) with maybe 300 houses within the city of Cortlandt. Such an area, where "everyone knows everyone else," is classified as a hamlet (smaller than a village). Household/ family income probably falls below the U.S. median. In the movie, residents were portrayed as poor and not very intelligent (read: dimwitted, "Forest Gump smart" or "idiots"). Jeph and Bobby were part of this close-knit community and probably had more similarities than differences. Bobby didn't even have money to start the business - his brother Murph put up his half. Who would become business partners with someone who didn't have the start-up money? Someone in the hamlet who needed a job and could get money from his parents - Jeph. [Why would Jeph partner with Bobby?].


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