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The plot is loose: Beverly Jackson (Gary Kelley - a buff, masculine guy in obviously absurd drag) is a wannabe actor who is denied a role in an upcoming musical at the Pride Playhouse: this sets off the idea of revenge that is supposed to be the main line of the plot but gets sidetracked by all the other antics. We encounter broken relationships, lonely guys, new relationships, arrivals to Hollywood from all over the country who long to become stars and end up being 'stand-in celebrities' for the tourists along the Hollywood Boulevard. Beverly gathers the guys and gals who have auditioned and plans a terrorist, martyrdom attack at Hollywood and Highland as a means of making a statement about the unstable way of life and irony of the promised land of dreams. Of course it all goes awry, but it does so with some very pretty people and, given the tenor of the script, some impressive introductions of talent. The quality of acting must be judged on the requirements of the project and these folks play their roles very well indeed. There are some funny musical numbers, the requisite amount of bare skin to keep the eyes entertained, and in the short and long of it BEVERLY KILLS makes no pretense at being anything but what it is - a spoof, waaaaaay over the top independent edgy film, and actually quite a bit of fun. Relax folks, this is like a backyard summer charade. Watch it for what it is and enjoy the numerous quite fine talents, both male and female. Grady Harp, June 06
Beverly is a wannabe-drag queen... merely a middle aged man in women spandex pant suit, ugly blond wig, and horrible makeup. If he was called a drag queen, it would come at great offence to those who are truly masters of the craft.
When Beverly is spurned for not having much talent, he sets out with a diabolical scheme... a scheme that is so wickedly lame. It is up to two heart throbs to stop the plan but they are up against a brainwashed army of wannnabe actors and actresses. In between the mayhem lies a love story. A love that develops in a day. And just in time to avoid disaster too... how wonderfully quick paced beverly's world is. This movie isn't bad... and several of the actors offered witty performances. But it is the premise that deflates this potential balloon of a film... and the scheme is just plain silly. This is a film I could see Charles Bush doing... because he is a master of the craft of creating kooky noir pics such as this. This one had the schlock... and a couple shocks of male nudity... but it seemed bland and Beverly was a little too over the top. Just a tad... Beverly Kills is average fare as it attempts to be bold but seems to simply flounder.
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I think the title says all. Ridiculous plot, wooden acting, idiotic characters. Once again "low budget"="low intelligence".
I can think of nothing good to say about this abomination, and I can almost always find SOMETHING redeeming in even the most abysmal films. Production values: nonexistent. Read morePublished on November 16, 2006 by A. M. Smith
Beverly Kills is dead from the start and never comes to life.Published on June 30, 2006 by Brian C. Walters