The new comedy release "Throw Momma From the Train" is very unfunny.
I am appalled that a movie whose title clearly suggests blatant violence against women was ever released through the oval room doors of the motion picture industry. Its obvious misogynistic message tells us a lot about the type of men who control the industry and the degree of feminist enlightenment they have retained.
The attraction of this movie is based on two money-making comedic stars--Billy Crystal and Danny DeVito. We are handed another classic Hollywood creation that uses star appeal to pull money into a nothing script--a cheap shot, in this case, at the expense of women.
I don't suppose "Throw Daddy From the Train" would have worked, or even been funny. Blatantly abusing men doesn't sell tickets. But abusing women does. The largest entertainment industry in America--pornography--helps to verify this point.