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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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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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In one small bottle... The fountain of youth. The secret of eternal life. The power of an ancient potion. Sometimes it works... sometimes it doesn't. 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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31 July 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La muerte le sienta bien  »

Box Office

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$58,422,650 (USA)
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Trivia

Catherine Bell was Isabella Rossellini's nude body double. See more »

Goofs

Just before Madeline gets her head knocked down by Helen, you can see her body shift. This is because of body double replacement. See more »

Quotes

Madeleine: Tell me, doctor. Do you think I'm starting to need you?
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: The Best of David Spade (2005) See more »

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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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