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Death Becomes Her (1992)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy  -  31 July 1992 (USA)
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When a woman learns of an immortality treatment, she sees it as a way to outdo her long-time rival.

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Storyline

Helen, a writer, and Madeline, an actress, have hated each other for years. Madeline is married to Ernest, who was once Helen's fiance. After she recovers from a mental breakdown, Helen vows revenge by stealing back Ernest and plotting to kill Madeline. Both rivals have secretly drunk a miracle cure for aging; they accidentally discover, when each tries to eliminate the other, that they have become immortal and that "life" will never be the same again. Written by froufrou

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Your basic black comedy. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some nudity and off-color humor | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

31 July 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La muerte le sienta bien  »

Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$58,422,650 (USA)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In an interview Meryl Streep revealed that she assumed the role of Helen (Goldie Hawn's character) was meant for her. Not the "song-and-dance" role of Madeline. See more »

Goofs

When Ernest runs away from Lisle, after he nearly drinks the live-forever potion, he runs down a hallway and commences to open a door with a doorknob on the left side of the door. It then cuts to the other side of the door, of Ernest walking through the door (into the party), and now the doorknob is also on the left side of the door, yet is should be on the right side. See more »

Quotes

[Rose is serving breakfast in bed to Madeline Ashton]
Rose: Good morning, madam. You look absolutely marvelous.
Madeline Ashton: Hey, wait a minute. Aren't you forgetting something?
Rose: Well, it's only Thursday - you told me just to say it...
Madeline Ashton: Well, never mind that. I think I need you to say it every morning.
Rose: Very well. "Oh, madam! You look younger every day!"
Madeline Ashton: Thank you, Rose. Thank you very much.
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Written by Geoffrey Aymar
Lyrics by Martin Donovan & David Koepp
Arranged by William Ross
Performed by Meryl Streep (uncredited)
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Absolutely Fantastico!
1 September 2003 | by See all my reviews

I saw this film when i was about 9, since then i have been hooked on it! Its hilarious and cool. Meryl Streep, is superb and funny and knows how to light up the screen. This is definatly one of my favourite films of all time and very good if you want a laugh. Death Becomes Her has great special effects and is an excellent 'black comedy'.


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