I causally watched this movie favorably with my family. Mainly because it is so funny. One of my favorite comedies. With this video being an example of that.
Considering its Stanley Tucci as Muerte Its pretty impressive.
But all that to say. Kathleen Turner has a pretty strong presence and role in the film as Randy Quaid's Equal. They both do things together pretty equally.
But along with them being equals, she really knows how to take care of herself.
What is even more interesting, is that the bad guy is a woman too!
To me that mud wrestling scene at the end said it all. While it's cliché and playful to think about, the finale at the end of the movie has the main villain and the main female protagonist fighting with each other in the final battle of the movie.
I was surprised to see such strong female characters. Especially considering she is a mother. Now you could say that it encourages women to be mothers, that may be the case but it also shows that mothers can still take care of themselves and still have independent control of the their lives.
I could be overthinking it but to me it was pretty cool to think about ....