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Death Becomes Her
Meryl Streep and Bruce Willis




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An overweight woman loses her alcoholic plastic surgeon boyfriend to an aging star and immediately doubles her weight. An enchantress puts a spell on the women that makes them immortal -- no matter how dead they get.

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Overview

An overweight woman loses her alcoholic plastic surgeon boyfriend to an aging star and immediately doubles her weight. An enchantress puts a spell on the women that makes them immortal -- no matter how dead they get.

Main Cast & Crew

Robert Zemeckis - Director
Meryl Streep
Bruce Willis
Goldie Hawn
Isabella Rossellini
Ian Ogilvy
Adam Storke

 

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DVD Format
  • Format: DVD (Full Screen)
  • Run Time: 103
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 025192014321
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: January 1998

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Movies > Comedies

Related Keywords:
Afterlife
Black Comedy
Rivalry
Fantasy
Death
Betrayal
Supernatural
Classic Fight Scenes
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Synopsis:
Two women, one an author of beauty books and the other a vain actress, constantly compete with each other over which is the more attractive. So they both can't resist when presented with a magical elixir that promises eternal youth, life and loveliness. They discover, to their dismay, that the fiendish potion has some unexpectedly devastating -- and darkly funny -- effects.

Notes:
Began shooting December 9, 1991; Completed shooting April 7, 1992. Shot in Los Angeles, California. Released in USA July 31, 1992; Released in Taiwan October 24, 1992; Released in Australia November 26, 1992; Released in UK December 4, 1992. Budget estimate: $40 million. Color by DeLuxe. Recorded in Dolby SR. Bruce Willis replaced Kevin Kline before the film prior to production. Both Sydney Pollack and Michael Caine have uncredited cameos. Rated BBFC U by the British Board of Film Classification.

Reviews:
"...[Streep] outdoes even herself..." - 07/31/1992 New York Times, p.C8


"...DEATH BECOMES HER boasts stars, special effects and a timely topic that are to die for..." - 07/31/1992 USA Today, p.6D


"...An original black-comic theme....The movie has a sprightly cartoon meanness....Streep and Hawn clearly revel in the chance to let the bitchery fly..." - 08/14/1993 Entertainment Weekly, p.37-8

 

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