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Deadly Advice (1994)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 11 June 1996 (USA)
Mother rules the house with an iron hand and has such power over her daughters that they see themselves as becoming old unmarried, maids. Jodie has feelings for the local doctor, a man much... See full summary »

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Jodie Greenwood
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Beth Greenwood
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Dr. Ted Philips
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Mother rules the house with an iron hand and has such power over her daughters that they see themselves as becoming old unmarried, maids. Jodie has feelings for the local doctor, a man much older than her, for which her mother strongly disapproves. Beth finds a relationship with a male stripper in Bristol, but sees nothing in the future with Mother around. While both girls would like to be rid of Mother, nothing happens until Jodie sees images of H. R. Armstrong, the man who put the town on the map by dispatching his un-loving wife. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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On how to commit the perfect murder.

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for some sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »
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11 June 1996 (USA)  »

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Consejos mortales  »

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£3,000,000 (estimated)
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Final cinema movie directed by television director Mandie Fletcher for around twenty-two years with Fletcher's next theatrical feature film being the comedy Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016). Actress Jane Horrocks worked on both pictures. See more »

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Jodie: Ted and I are strictly platonic.
Mother: What does *that* mean?
Jodie: It's Greek. For "having lunch occasionally."
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I Only Want to Be with You
Written by Mike Hawker & Ivor Raymonde
Performed by Dusty Springfield
Courtesy of Polygram Record Operations Ltd.
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Dark humor with fine performances.
13 July 2000 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This is a funny and original story that gets a bit bogged down towards the end but finishes well. Jane Horrocks is superb, as always. Imelda Staunton, Brenda Frickers, and Jonathan Pryce do fine by their characters as well. It's the story, not the performances that get a bit stuck about 3/4 through.


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