MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 407 this week

Sordid Lives (2000)

 -  Comedy  -  11 May 2001 (USA)
6.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.9/10 from 2,185 users   Metascore: 47/100
Reviews: 82 user | 14 critic | 8 from Metacritic.com

As three generations of a family in a small Texas town gather for a funeral, we learn the hilarious, sad, trashy truth of the "Sordid Lives."

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $3.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 12 Feb 2011
 
a list of 37 titles
created 02 Apr 2011
 
a list of 26 titles
created 04 Sep 2011
 
a list of 47 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 38 titles
created 3 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Sordid Lives" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Sordid Lives (2000)

Sordid Lives (2000) on IMDb 6.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Sordid Lives.
5 wins. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sordid Lives: The Series (TV Series 2008)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

The story of Bible-thumping Baptists, beer-swilling bar trash and everyone in between in a small Texas town, contrasted with the appearance-driven world of Hollywood and the hysterical ... See full summary »

Stars: Beth Grant, Rue McClanahan, Caroline Rhea
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Southern Baptist Sissies is the story of four boys who are gay growing up in the Southern Baptist Church and how they each deal differently with the conflict between the teachings of the church and their sexuality.

Director: Del Shores
Stars: Emerson Collins, Leslie Jordan, Dale Dickey
The Wilde Girls (TV Movie 2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Izzy Wilde a 14 year old girl has the dream of being a singer. Her mom Jasmine Wilde who knows what it was like being in the spotlight doesn't want her child to experience the down sides of... See full summary »

Director: Del Shores
Stars: Olivia Newton-John, Chloe Lattanzi, Swoosie Kurtz
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Director: Emerson Collins
Stars: Del Shores
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Emerson Collins
Stars: Del Shores, Billy Brown
It's My Party (1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

"You won't leave me, will you?" Nick asks Brandon shortly after revealing to him the results of his last blood test for HIV. "I don't want to die alone." In spite of Brandon's protestations... See full summary »

Director: Randal Kleiser
Stars: Eric Roberts, Gregory Harrison, Margaret Cho
Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Director: Brian Grant
Stars: Olivia Newton-John, Matt Lattanzi, John Achorn
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A documentary on Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the new singer for the rock & roll band, Journey.

Director: Ramona S. Diaz
Stars: Arnel Pineda, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain
Crime | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

"If you don't have your own plan, you'll damn sure be a part of someone else's." That quote kicks off the first of multiple story lines, in the crime ensemble "Bubblegum & Broken Fingers." ... See full summary »

Director: Sean Jackson
Stars: Camme Tyla, Mandy Williams, Brenna Daly
Xanadu (1980)
Fantasy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The story of a girl who makes dreams come true.

Director: Robert Greenwald
Stars: Olivia Newton-John, Gene Kelly, Michael Beck
Wetherby (1985)
Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The mysterious death of an enigmatic young man newly arrived in the suburb of Wetherby releases the long-repressed, dark passions of some of its residents.

Director: David Hare
Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Ian Holm, Judi Dench
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Will, an escaped convict, inadvertently takes refuge in a barn the same night the owners, April and Martin, get into a terrible fight. A gun shot goes off inside the house. April drags ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Kouf
Stars: Jaime King, Josh Cooke, Silas Weir Mitchell
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Kirk Geiger ...
Sarah Hunley ...
...
...
Earl Houston Bullock ...
Odell Owens (as Earl H. Bullock)
...
...
...
...
...
...
Ann Walker ...
Mary Margaret Lewis ...
Ethel (as Mary-Margaret Lewis)
...
Edit

Storyline

We become intimate with the "Sordid Lives" of a family in a small Texas town preparing for the funeral of the mother. Among the characters are the grandson trying to find his identity in West Hollywood, the son who has spent the past twenty-three years dressed as Tammy Wynette, the sister and her best friend (who live in delightfully kitschy homes), and the two daughters (one strait-laced and one quite a bit looser). Written by Randall Gellens <imdb+add@randy.pensive.org>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A black comedy about white trash. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 May 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nedza zywota  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$13,167 (USA) (11 May 2001)

Gross:

$1,079,726 (USA) (2 July 2004)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film contains many of the original actors from the long running stage-production, with the actors who originated the Bonnie Bedelia and Beau Bridges roles (Mary Margaret Lewis and Mitch Carter) playing the receptionist Ethel and security guard in the mental institution. See more »

Goofs

Latrelle takes the lighter fluid from G.W. and then sticks it into her purse where it is out of sight. When we next see the purse a moment later, the lighter fluid is sticking out of the top of the purse. See more »

Quotes

Wardell 'Bubba' Owens: Get off the cross G.W. We need the wood.
See more »

Crazy Credits

After all the credits, Grandma Peggy asks "Where'd everyone go?" See more »

Connections

Version of Sordid Lives: The Series (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Sordid Lives
Written by Margot Rose and Beverly Nero
Performed by Olivia Newton-John
Arranged by Olivia Newton-John
Courtesy of Varese Serabande
Under license from Sordid Lives LLC
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Seriously Funny!
18 May 2005 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I got this DVD on the 'recommendation' of Amazon...normally I wouldn't touch anything they try to sell me, but it looked like it could be an interesting movie, what with ONJ and all. Well, am I ever glad I got it..This is a seriously funny movie, and not a little bizarre maybe that's why the humor is so good? Lesbians, Transvestites and more, and all done in the worst possible taste! Coupled with the Tammy Wynettee music in the soundtrack it all adds up to a great and camp movie. Although I do like Olivia Newton John, she is really a bit superfluous here, and I have to say that the songs she sings aren't of the best quality..but..If you want a really good laugh, get this. It will probably appeal more to gay viewers, but my mom enjoyed it!


2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
i can so relate to ty ttnurseboy73
just wanna say one thing scout1224
Sordid Lives on Stage bullmartin
TV series in development akaichikyuu
How about a 'Sordid Lives' sequel?! BJMastersATL
got by accident lunabean1978
Discuss Sordid Lives (2000) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?