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Enid Is Sleeping (1990)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 17 May 1991 (UK)
Enid is horrible, her husband and younger sister are having an affair. When Enid walks in on them 'enjoying' themselves, she is furious. A fight develops and Enid is hit over the head with ... See full summary »




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Fireman (as Steven Schwartz-Hartley)
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Mary Lou (as Deenie Dakota)
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Enid is horrible, her husband and younger sister are having an affair. When Enid walks in on them 'enjoying' themselves, she is furious. A fight develops and Enid is hit over the head with a heavy object. One disaster after another ensues, as they attempt to make Enid's death look like an accident. Written by Rob Hartill

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Enid caught her husband cheating with her sister. Now the red-hot lovers are hiding a stone-cold stiff. See more »


Comedy | Crime


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Release Date:

17 May 1991 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Over Her Dead Body  »

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This was the first movie filmed at Garson Studios in Santa Fe, New Mexico. See more »


References Young Guns (1988) See more »


Written by Chip Kinman & Tony Kinman
Performed by Blackbird
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Great Cast + Great Script = Great Comedy!
1 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

Let me first say that I am not by any means a lover of dark comedies. In fact, I have the tendency to hate that sub-genre more than almost any other (there are exceptions). I rented this rare movie, which I was surprised to even find, because of the cast. I kept my eyes off of any information about the movie before I saw it so I could keep my mind open, and I was very pleased with the result. I found myself laughing and chuckling frequently, something I was not expecting.

The plot focuses on two central characters: Jane (Elizabeth Perkins) and Harry (Judge Reinhold). Harry is one of his small desert city's few police officers. He is married to Enid (Maureen Mueller), a really nasty woman that abuses Harry. He's been having an affair with Enid's ditsy sister Jane. Enid catches them in the act one morning, which leads to a hilarious fight that results with Jane smashing a statue over Enid's head and killing her. Harry and Jane do some quick decision making and choose to not report the true story, but instead devise a way of making Enid's death look like an accident. But since Harry's partner (Jeffrey Jones) is outside the house, honking the car horn for Harry to come out, Jane must dispose of the body herself. Harry tells her what to do and leaves, but when Jane tries to accomplish it, she fails. So she calls up Harry to get her out of the jam. This happens over and over again, and each instance is pretty humorous.

Many people seem to compare this to the `Weekend at Bernie's' movies. I can sort of see where the comparison is coming from by listening to the premise, but I didn't notice any comparison while I watched it. There is a limp body, but Maureen Mueller isn't required to do the outrageous stuff that Terry Kiser was in his pair of films. Admittedly the `Bernie's' movies are better than `Over Her Dead Body' thanks to Kiser, but this one shouldn't be overlooked. What makes it funny in addition to the situations are the quirky characters. Both Reinhold and Perkins are funny, but there are other people that make this stand out. Jeffrey Jones makes the whole movie twice as fun. He steals every scene he is in. Also funny is Brion James, as a consistently drunk truck driver that this on the dead body. I laughed pretty hard during the scene where he is clawing on the hood of a car while Perkins drives it, trying to shake him off. All in all, I suppose this could have been funnier, but it is still good for laughs and has a script that works well, tying up all subplots. And I found the final scene to be hilarious. Leaving me laughing is a good way to end a good movie. Zantara's score: 8 out of 10.

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