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To Die For -- Suzanne Stone is an aspiring TV personality who will do anything to be in the spotlight- including enlisting 3 teenagers to kill her husband.

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Joyce Maynard (book)
Buck Henry (screenplay)
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Release Date:
6 October 1995 (USA) See more »
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All she wanted was a little attention. See more »
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Suzanne Stone is an aspiring TV personality who will do anything to be in the spotlight, including enlisting three teenagers to kill her husband. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Won Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 11 nominations See more »
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This one will stay with you a little bit See more (161 total) »

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Rated R for strong sexual content, and for language
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106 min | Argentina:110 min
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According to Joyce Maynard, she happened to have her mother's ashes on hand during the filming of her scene. Deciding her mother would have wanted to be in the movie, she placed them in her prop briefcase.See more »
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Continuity: Printed photo images of Suzanne and Jimmy, shown later in the movie, don't match their poses in the photo booth.See more »
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Suzanne Stone Maretto:You aren't really anybody in America if you're not on TV.See more »
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DIRTY LAUNDRYSee more »

81 out of 88 people found the following review useful.
This one will stay with you a little bit, 4 August 1999
Author: Dennis Littrell from United States

Clever story with more depth that appears at first blush, directed with irony and a sardonic sense of humor by Gus Van Sant. Nicole Kidman plays an especially shallow TV weather person who gets some grunge kids to kill her husband for her. Her motive is, as Illeana Douglas, who plays the sister-in-law, says, "he got in her way." This is a nice study of narcissism metastasized into psychopathology. She is headstrong, motivated and rather stupid. She thinks only of herself and would do anything for herself and would do anything to anybody who got in her way. And amazingly, she does.

Matt Dillon is wasted as the husband (in more ways than one). I'm surprised he agreed to do the part. Kidman is mesmerizing and makes us believe in a slightly unbelievable character. We've all known narcissistic little darlings who would kill you for the right shade of eye shadow, but to see it acted out so coldly and with such appalling stupidity, yet with a psychology so bizarre that it has to be real, fairly takes your breath away. It was especially apt that she had him killed so that her pointless little docu-drama "Teens Speak Out" could become newsworthy enough for national exposure. Consicously she doesn't realize this: she has no introspection; she just acts.

Also cute is the way the picture is framed: a pseudo-documentary within a pseudo-documentary. Everything is so well orchestrated that when Kidman gets her surprising, but entirely appropriate comeuppance at the end, we are quite pleased.

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