The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom the Movie

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Satirical melodrama about Texas housewife Wanda Holloway (Hunter), accused of hiring a hitman to murder the mother of her daughter's chief cheerleading rival. She figures the girl will be so distraught that her own daughter can easily replace her. Ruthless and hilarious, this fact-based cable movie goes way over the top in satirizing suburban life-style excess and media overkill. Hunter, complete with whiney Texas twang, is perfect in her role as self-absorbed Wanda and Bridges is great as her loopy ex-brother-in-law and partner in planned homicide. A riot compared to the usual dramatic movies served up by the networks.

Distribution

Baker & Taylor Inc., 2709 Water Ridge Pkwy., Ste. 500, Charlotte, NC 28217, Phone: (704)357-3500, Toll-free: 800-775-1800, Email: btinfo@btol.com, URL: http://www.btol.com

Available on VHS
Running time 99 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Satire & Parody, Strained Suburbia, Hit Men/Women, True Stories, Cheerleaders, Monster Moms, Hell High School, Teen Angst, Texas
Screenplay
Jane Anderson
Cast
Andy Richter, Jack Kehler, Holly Hunter, Beau Bridges, Swoosie Kurtz, Gregg Henry, Matt Frewer, Frankie Ingrassia, Elizabeth Ruscio, Megan Berwick
Director
Michael Ritchie
Music
Lucy Simon
Producer
Jr. James Manos, Frederick S. Pierce, Kyle A. Heinrich, Sudden Entertainment, Frederick S. Pierce Company, HBO Pictures

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