Death Becomes Her
More About Death Becomes Her
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
- Format: DVD (Full Screen)
- Run Time: 103
- Color Format: Color
- UPC: 025192014321
- Genre: Comedy
- Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
- Release Date: January 1998
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.
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.
"...[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