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Sordid Lives (2000)

R | | Comedy, Romance | 11 May 2001 (USA)
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."

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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>

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

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

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$1,079,726 (USA) (2 July 2004)
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Delta Burke's role was originally supposed to be played as a larger woman, but when she showed up on the set having lost a lot of weight, a pivotal scene was played as if she had lost the weight, but her neglectful husband hadn't noticed. (The role was originally to be played by Patrika Darbo.) See more »

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When Sissy and Noleta are speaking in the living room a boom mic is visible. See more »

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Sissy: [as she looks at a card on the flowers in the church after paying last respects to her sister] "Jesus called, Peggy answered... Awwwwwwwww"
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After all the credits, Grandma Peggy asks "Where'd everyone go?" See more »

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References Baby Huey (1954) See more »

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Trust Yourself
Written and Performed by Olivia Newton-John
© Zargon Music. 1994
(p) Olivia Newton-John
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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!


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