9 Responses to “Death Becomes Her (1992)”

  1. Rainbow says:

    Thanks for posting!!! HEHEHEHE Great review! :)

  2. Heather says:

    You are most welcome Rainbow. Anytime you have a request!

  3. me says:

    that was fast

  4. Marc says:

    I’ve always viewed this in the light of the crap Bruce Willis did post Die Hard and Pre Pulp Fiction. This, Hudson Hawk, The Butchers Wife, Bonfire Of The Vanities and others should have killed his career. I’m glad it didn’t though.

    That aside, I caught this on cable about a year ago, only the second time I’d watched it after the theater. I was really surprised just how mediocre this was against how I remembered it. I think I’d been kinder to it in my memory than it deserved.

    Everyone just seems so ‘dead’, oddly enough. Just a bunch of very good and okay actors going though the paces. Heather had it right, all the ingredients were there for something great, but it just seems like a half effort on everyone’s part. Can’t really pin it down more than that.

    Heather was kind to it though. I’d give it 1.5 or 2 at the most.


  5. Heather says:

    Maybe I was a little easy on it, but I felt the same way. I haven’t seen it in ages and was going on the memories of years ago. Perhaps if I watched it again I’d be more harsh. Oh well, won’t know till that happens!


  6. Marc says:

    The more I think about it – which I’m really not happy spending brain juice on – the more it seems like everyone was just kinda passing the ball on the film.

    I can see Zemeckis thinking – It’s Meryl freaking Streep, this will be GOLD!

    I can see Meryl Streep thinking – it’s freaking Zemeckis, dude knows his comedy and special effects, this will be GOLD!

    I can see Willis thinking it’s Meryl freaking Streep, Roger freaking Zemeckis and the SOCK IT TO ME GIRL, this is going to be a paycheck!!

    I think they just brought their ‘C+’ game expecting everyone else’s ‘A’ game to carry the flick.

  7. Heather says:

    And your lack of even mentioning Goldie Hawn is usually overwhelmingly charismatic is pretty significant, if you forgot that she was even in it. Actually what I remember most vividly is the fat suit she wore, the hole in her stomach, and Streep twisting her neck around. All special effects, and Willis using none was a total non player.

  8. Marc says:

    She’s the SOCK IT TO ME GIRL……..sad Laugh In reference…….yeah…….I’m old……..I was watching them in re-runs at least……

  9. J says:

    you all dont know what you’re talking about. this script was hilarious. a freakin laugh riot. I appriciate dark comedies like this, and the entire world that was created set a mood for this movie, that mediocrity haunts us all. That death can be just as interesdting as life… And the consequences to each of the characters actions and a bit of mysticism made the story completely entertaining… loved it. 3.5 out 4.

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