Drop Dead Gorgeous
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It is a black comedy which centers around who will win this pageant. As it is a mock documentary, the camera enters into the lives of the front runners. It is a very funny spoof and a great parody of pageants. As the pageant draws near, the front runners begin experiencing a series of calamities, and the body count begins to rise. It is totally irreverent and, at times, quite funny. Denise Richards' talent segment, in particular, is a riot.
Who will win this pageant? Watch the film and find out. You will not be disapoointed. You may even be surprised.
Rebecca Leeman (played by "Cheers" Kirstie Alley) and her daughter Becky Lee (Denise Richards of "The World is Not Enough" fame) are the town's most despised do-gooders. As die-hard Christian fundamentalists who are able to get their way any day, Becky Lee is on her way to winning the annual Sarah Rose beauty pageant. However, one teen stands in her way: Amber Atkins. Amber (played wonderfully by Kirsten Dunst of "Interview with the Vampire" fame) and her mother (Ellen Barkin ) live in a trailer and try to survive by taking odd jobs. As a beautician at a local funeral home and a dishwasher at school, Amber has dreams of following her idol, Diane Sawyer, and becoming a news anchor.
As the plot develops, the number of contestants in the pageant is mysteriously dropping out, Whether it is due to explosions, falling props, or other mishaps, something sinister is happening in Mt. Rose. With a very funny script and wonderful supporting players such as Allison Janney ("The West Wing"), Brittany Murphy ("Clueless") and Sam McMurray ("Tracey Ullman Show"), "Drop Dead Gorgeous" will make you laugh out loud. Dunst's character has to be one of the most luckiest underdogs in film history as she is able to reach her goals due to all the mishaps that occur towards the end of the film, and Kirstie Alley is wonderful as the over-zealous mom who would do anything for her daughter to win.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
As a Lutheran this has extra humor in it for me. I consider it a classic that I love to share with people, especially when they need some humor.Published 15 days ago by Rose Woodruff
Such a funny movie! I saw this years ago at a friends house and laughed the entire time. I compeltly forgot about the movie until recently and found it here. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Taylor
Such a fantastic black comedy! I have loved this movie since the first time i saw it. Chock full of stars like kirstie Alley, Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, and Amy Adams, this... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tamara McDonald