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This full length movie revisits the world of the classic hit cult TV series Dead Like Me.
A must have for collectors! After the departure of Rube, a new head reaper named Cameron Kane takes over. He's a slick businessman who couldn't care less about helping the newly dead. Chaos ensues as Georgia and her friends succumb to the temptations of using their powers to acquire money and fame.
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When George and her colleagues get a new boss whose focus is on moving souls quickly and enjoying life without consequences, the team begins to break the strict reaper rules. While her friends fall victim to their desires for money, success, and fame, George breaks another rule by revealing her true identity to her living family. As the reapers struggle with their roles on Earth, they each find that death can be just as complicated as life. Through its strong storyline, Dead Like Me delves into the intricate mythology and dark comedy created by the TV series and appeals to the show’s legions of fans as well as those new to the world of the reapers.
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Despite being written by two of the original series' regular writers, both the writing and the direction (new director) are truly painful. Daisy Adair is played by a different actress, Sarah Wynter, who doesn't hold a candle to Laura Harris, who played Daisy in the series. Rather than being a superficial, but talented and clever, materially-driven woman, Daisy is now nothing more than an air-headed wanna-be. Her character has been utterly destroyed. Meanwhile, the character Roxie apparently has no problem breezing past lines she never would have even come close to consider crossing previously. The plot stretches credulity past the breaking point, and is entirely unimaginative.
The one point of strong satisfaction from the movie is that Georgia finally reveals herself to her sister Reggie. While very satisfying, it also feels like committing a cardinal sin, and in any case it was an easy, low-hanging fruit for the writers to grab that certainly didn't involve any skill to come up with.
On the whole, the movie was extremely painful for me to watch. If it had been any other movie, I would have simply stopped watching after 20, 30 minutes tops; but I needed closure. But it was so bad, that my wife has said she's considering writing her own ending to the series, just so she could forget this one.
Don't buy this movie, unless you're such a die-hard fan that you actually don't care if it completely sucks (think Star Wars Episode I, only a bit worse). It simply isn't worth it.
Laura Harris is sorely missed. Couldn't they have waited until the timing worked out with her? Her replacement is trying very hard to measure up, but she doesn't quite cut it. I never felt like she had a full grasp on Daisy's character at all. Situations that Laura could have given meaning to came out stiff and one-dimensional.
Rube was also missed. At least they gave a valid reason for his absence.
As I said somewhere else: it's been too long and the magic is gone. Something was missing.
About the only character I felt was utterly perfect and herself 100% of the time was Dolores. And Murray. God bless you Murray Herbig.
As I watched Dead Like Me, the movie, all I kept thinking was... is this it? I loved George and Dolores, but character-wise, that was it. I agree with others' review's on the "new" Daisy. She left a great deal to be desired, acting-wise and character-driven-wise. The plot and story line seemed disjointed and areas that could/should have been flushed out and exciting/entertaining/illuminating were just flat, boring and seemed "rushed" or glossed over.
There is so much more the writers could have done with this movie, if only to convince someone/anyone to revive the series, but apparently they were only interested in getting a paycheck and doing the least amount of work in the process. Or maybe the writers of this movie never actually "watched" the series. In any case, I CAN NOT recommend this movie to ANYONE who loves the series. It is a cheap attempt to make a buck and does nothing to be true to the series.
It is really a shame, because so much more could have been done by the writers and by the Daisy character. Rube's replacement, Cameron, was interesting to a small degree, but not enough character development there either to justify his ending comments that he did what he did to create chaos and see where the ripples in the pond led when he made people do the wrong thing. I mean, is he supposed to be a devil; truly evil?, or just simply misguided and "quirky?".
That being said, as usual, I loved Dolores Herbig and the whole idea of giving kitty one last Hurrah.Read more ›
Once the film ended the only words we could think was "WHY did that need to be made."
I absolutely love the show. One of my top ten.
Why this movie fails:
-Loss of Rube. No characters seemed to even care that he was gone.
-Loss of Daisy and replaced by someone doing a bad impression of her.
-Dry boring script.
-Emotionless dialogue being delivered by cast.
- Different locations trying to be passed off as the originals.
- Threw out old reaping rules and stomped all over what was set up.
- 25 person cat funeral.
- Different cinematography didn't match old aesthetic.
- Wasn't made for fans, new comers wont enjoy.
Just bottom of the barrel production. I don't know why there are so many gleaming reviews. I think once more true fans see this wreck of a great show, the true ratings will come out.
Rewatch the series and pass on this.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very original in it's portrayal of this subject, it's like a fairyland you can believe in.Published 12 days ago by Carrol Wallace
If this were an ed[episode it would have been the worst one.
Terrible directing and editing.
I was hoping it was going to tie up the loose ends, but it didnt. Read more
I really enjoyed this movie, as it answered a lot of unanswered questions. One question left unanswered, though, is what happened to Betty, and also eternity, when she jumped into... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Astrophotographer
Thankfully, we watched the show before we watched this dog of a movie. The show is quirky and funny, with a good sized helping of smart-assed sarcasm and gallows humor used to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. Clark
I.......... This movie was so bad. I LOVED Dead Like Me, LOVED. This movie made a horrible mess of it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Fi
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I think people should decide for themselves, personally I rented it instead of buying it because of all the people who wrote bad reviews. I took opinions into consideration, but I still wanted to see it. Truthfully, while the strory lines were different than what we saw on the show, the movie... Read More
Mar 4, 2009 by Moviemusiclover | See all 2 posts
|Anyone know anything about this new "Dead Like Me" DVD coming out in 2009?||
Much information on the movie and the series can be found at www.deadlikemeonline.com.
I also wanted to mention that the Complete gift set includes Both seasons of the series AND the movie, so there is no need to by both together. If you already own the seasons, the re-releases are identical to... Read More
Dec 9, 2008 by Howard Green | See all 12 posts
Cool info!! Thanks!
Jul 12, 2009 by J. Arena | See all 2 posts
|Anybody else having physical problems with the dvd?||
I got to the menu once out of around 10 tries and then it just froze there. Now it makes that weird sound and won't even eject unless I turn of the DVD player and restart it.
I thought it may have been some new region coding issue (I'm in the UK but have a multi-region player) but now I see... Read More
Mar 2, 2009 by C. Cousins | See all 11 posts
|Non US blocking by xenophobes at production company||
Sorry, but it is "that licensing rubbish". You don't have to believe it, but it's true. Don't get me wrong, I think it sucks and *I* don't like it any more than you do, but it's still reality.
Mar 11, 2010 by Karim Moussally | See all 2 posts
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