Death Becomes Her is a 1992 American black comedy fantasy film directed by Robert Zemeckis, written by David Koepp and Martin Donovan, and starring Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, and Goldie Hawn. The film focuses on a pair of rivals (Streep and Hawn), who drink a magic potion that promises eternal youth, but experience unpleasant side effects when they physically die, becoming walking, talking corpses in the process.
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==Death Becomes Her== PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy | 31 July 1992 (USA) - When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival.
==Death Becomes Her== PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy | 31 July 1992 (USA) - In 1978, in Broadway, the decadent and narcissist actress Madeline Ashton is performing Songbird, based on Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth. Then she receives her rival Helen Sharp, who is an aspiring writer, and her fiancé Ernest Menville, who is a plastic surgeon, in her dressing-room. Soon Menville calls off his commitment with Helen and marries Madeline. Seven years later, Helen is obese in a psychiatric hospital and obsessed in seeking revenge on Madeline. In 1992, the marriage of Madeline and Menville is finished and he is no longer a surgeon but an alcoholic caretaker. Out of the blue, they are invited to a party where Helen will release her novel Forever Young and Madeline goes to a beauty shop. The owner gives a business card of the specialist in rejuvenation Lisle Von Rhuman to her. When the envious Madeline sees Helen thin in a perfect shape, she decides to seek out Lisle and buys a potion to become young again. Further, she advises that Madeline must take care of ...
Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writers: Martin Donovan, David Koepp
Stars: Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn
==Death Becomes Her== PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy | 31 July 1992 (USA) - Death Becomes Her is a 1992 American black comedy fantasy film directed by Robert Zemeckis and scripted by David Koepp and Martin Donovan. Starring Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn and Isabella Rossellini, the film focuses on a childish pair of rivals who drink a magic potion that promises eternal youth
==Death Becomes Her== PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Fantasy | 31 July 1992 (USA) - High-concept director Robert Zemeckis applies his usual polish -- helped by an equally adept cast -- for this surprisingly gruesome and extremely funny black comedy. The film begins with narcissistic actress Madeline (Meryl Streep) stealing the latest in a series of potential fiancées, wimpy plastic surgeon Ernest (Bruce Willis), from her ex-best friend Helen (Goldie Hawn). Depressed and infuriated, Helen suffers a breakdown that lands her in a mental hospital -- in addition to a junk-food bender that seems to triple her weight. When Madeline crosses paths with Helen again many years later, she is horrified to discover her once-chunky rival looking younger, slimmer and more glamorous than ever before. Fearing that Helen will try to steal Ernest back -- and dreading the thought of not having a plastic surgeon at her beck and call -- Madeline solicits the supernatural services of an exotic New Age mystic (Isabella Rossellini), who sells her a potent youth elixir with the stipulation that she follow the dosage instructions to the letter... yeah, right. It appears that Helen owes her sexy comeback to the same magic formula, and the inevitable violent clash between the two well-dressed banshees leads to the realization that both women have become nearly impervious zombies, clawing at each other's throats long after the blood has run cold in their veins. Best remembered for Dick Smith's Oscar-winning makeup effects, which allow the rapidly-rotting undead femmes to toss off witty one-liners with ragged holes blasted through their bodies or spin their heads Exorcist-style. Not all the sight gags work, and Zemeckis' lighthearted treatment of such grotesque material tends to dull the satirical edge, but there are some truly inspired moments of dementia -- particularly a hilarious cameo from Sydney Pollack as a doctor who comes unglued while examining Streep (who has yet to realize she's dead).
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Disfigurement, Afterlife, Head Spin, Satire, Hole Through Torso, Obesity, Zombie, Murder, Abortion, Black Comedy, Fat Suit, Eternal Youth, Supernatural Power, Occult, Corpse, Weight Loss, Potion, Plastic Surgeon, Immortal, Party, Eternal Life, Betrayal, Immortality, Death, Female Protagonist, Magical Potion, Grande Dame Guignol, Husband Wife Relationship, Flash Forward, Drunkenness, Drinking, Doctor, Beverly Hills California, Author, Witchcraft, Survivor, Plastic Surgery, Love Triangle, Friendship, Extramarital Affair, 2020s, 1990s, 1980s, 1970s, Black Humor, Man With Glasses, Nun, Falling Through A Glass Roof, Friends Who Hate Each Other, Beyond Death, Vanity, Shovel, Murder Plot, Falling Down Stairs, broken Neck, Disembodied Head, Cult Film, Butt, female To Male Foot In Crotch, Seduction, red Dress, Nudity, Female Nudity, Macabre, Vengeance, Mortician, Mansion
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