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The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag [Blu-ray]
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No one ever paid any attention to shy librarian Betty Lou Perkins, until someone found The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag! And when Betty Lou confesses to a crime she didn't commit, her world turns upside down! The bogus confession launches a series of uproariously funny events as a new, sexy Betty Lou captures headlines, rocks out in nightclubs, outwits the mob and wins cheers from the townspeople! Starring a truly exceptional cast including Penelope Ann Miller (Kindergarten Cop) and Cathy Moriarty (Soapdish) - get ready for a fun-filled adventure that's loaded with laughs from beginning to end!
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Once out on bail, however, Betty Lou realizes that she must discover who the real killer is before it is too late. What follows is an adventure that only a once mousey librarian can have -- an adventure that reveals not only Betty Lou's hidden beauty, but her smarts and cunning and style.
Granted, this isn't the funniest movie to come around the pike, but that isn't it's allure. No, what makes this so appealing is Betty Lou's transformation. She stands in for every woman who has ever been underestimated,taken for granted, pigeon-holed, and ignored. She decides to take charge of her life in a very dramatic way and in the process she saves her marriage, she saves the day, and, more importantly, she saves herself.
Watching Betty Lou rise to the occasion is reason enough to watch this movie. Seeing her take charge of her life is reason enough to enjoy it.
The being unappreciated part is where the fun starts. Her husband takes her for granted and spends all his time at his job (police detective), so much so that Betty Lou begins to think he may be having an affair.
So she follows him on one of his late night call-ins to a motel and she listens at the window as the police inside discuss a crime scene where a local bad guy has just been killed.
On her way home, her dog recovers a pistol (the murder weapon) just barely in the water beside the river. She takes it and puts in her purse (hence the title). She takes the pistol to her husband's station to turn it in, but no one will pay her any attention.
After her attempts to get her husband and his fellow officers to listen to her and pay her some attention meet with total indifference, she confesses to having an affair and killing her lover using the information she overheard while hiding outside the motel, after which she starts to get some attention.
This movie is (FOTFL) falling on the floor laughing funny, while at the same time pointing out the levels people will go to to just be noticed.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There's a few areas that are kind of "dark" but overall a VERY funny movie! I LOVE it!!Published 10 months ago by B. Storey
Had this on VHS, watched it numerous times, and had to have it on Blu-ray. One of my very, very favorite comedies........and now one of my granddaughters. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Mary A. Perry
I love this obscure little movie. Penelope Ann does a great acting job, there are so many great characters, go Betty Lou! A great set of lessons to learn also. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Sandra Jenkins
I love this movie! Have seen it multiple times and laugh every time. Hard to describe it in just a few words: An ignored housewife decides to make severe changes after finding... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Lady Kathryn