Drop Dead Gorgeous Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for Drop Dead Gorgeous the Movie

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2.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Oh, the ambitions of stage moms and their daughters in this mockumentary of small-town Minnesota beauty pageants. Satire takes the lowest road whenever possible, because that's where the laughs happen to be. Naive Amber (Dunst) has a trailer-trash babe, Annette (Barkin), for a mom, while rival rich bitch, Becky (Richards), is stuck with the horror that is Gladys (Alley). And someone is taking the contest way too seriously, since other contestants are dropping like flies. Piles it on a little thick sometimes, but overall it works. Watch for Richards' cringe-inducing talent show dance number.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 97 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Black Comedy, Moms, Beauty Pageants, Satire & Parody, Mockumentary
Lona Williams
Denise Richards, Kirsten Dunst, Kirstie Alley, Ellen Barkin, Allison Janney, Sam McMurray, Mindy Sterling, Amy Adams, Tara Redepenning, Sara Stewart, Shannon Nelson, Matt Malloy, Michael McShane, Brooke Bushman, Will Sasso, Brittany Murphy, Mo Gaffney, Nora Dunn, Amanda Detmer
Michael Spiller
Michael Patrick Jann
Mark Mothersbaugh
Adam West
New Line Cinema

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