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Death Becomes Her

Death Becomes Her

Robert Zemeckis (1992)

99min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
See Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn as you've never seen them before, enlivening this special-effects laden, extremely dark comedy from Robert Zemeckis. Superbitch actress Streep and ex-heavyweight novelist Hawn are the present and former loves of plastic surgeon-turned-mortician Bruce Willis, whose talents can't compete with those of eccentric witch Isabella Rossellini and her devilish gift of eternal youth. Zemeckis's under-rehearsed direction is at odds with a savagely delicious script and inspired casting: both leading ladies are superbly acerbic as they try to outwit and outbitch each other, while Willis is a pleasant surprise as the put-upon hubby in this quirky but enjoyable oddity.

Summary

Two romantic rivals are both granted the secret of eternal youth by a mysterious mystic. However, as they battle to get their claws into a plastic surgeon, they discover their now-immortal bodies are capable of taking whatever damage they can dish out. Black comedy fantasy, starring Goldie Hawn, Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis and Isabella Rossellini.

Cast & Crew

Madeline Ashton Meryl Streep
Ernest Menville Bruce Willis
Helen Sharp Goldie Hawn
Lisle Von Rhuman Isabella Rossellini
Chagall Ian Ogilvy
Dakota Adam Storke
Rose Nancy Fish
Psychologist Alaina Reed Hall
Anna Michelle Johnson
Vivian Adams Mary Ellen Trainor
Mr Franklin William Frankfather
Eulogist John Ingle
Opening man Clement Von Franckenstein
Opening woman Petrea Burchard
Director Robert Zemeckis
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK) Guidance: May be edited for language, violence and nudity. Available on: Available on video and DVD

Comedy Drama

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