Movies: Throw Mama From The Train

Throw Momma from the TrainOver the last few weeks, Kelsi has been talking about her friend, Owen. Being the doink that I am, every time she mentions the name I do my best “Throw Momma from the Train” Momma voice, yelling at the top of my lungs “Owen!!!”. There’s something about that that is just really funny to me.

Needless to say, something goes through your head long enough, you have to rewatch the movie. So we rented it last night.

This is a movie that never gets old. While Billy Crystal and Danny DeVito are great in it, the one that steals the show is Anne Ramsey, who plays Danny DeVito’s “Momma”. Every single scene she is in, she completely steals the movie from the other actors. The way she plays the part is brilliant, and I find myself laughing my ass off and anticipating the next time she shows up.

Keith The Team Lead recently recommended a podcast called Cinecast by two thirty something movie reviewers in Chicago, which I have recently started to listen to. They talk quite a bit about “quotable movies” on their show, and I have to say this one is one that definitely has to be considered in that category (at least in this family). Whether Momma is yelling at the “Bingo Bastards” or explaining her need for salted nuts, “because the unsalted ones make me choke“, or even her dream about “Louis Armstrong was trying to kill me“, she has some of the best and well executed lines in a comedy that I have seen for a while. I could watch this movie a thousand more times and not get sick of it.

If you haven’t seen this movie, pick it up. I guarantee you will enjoy it.