After her husband unexpectedly leaves her, Grace Beasley (Kathy Bates) spontaneously travels to Great Britain to attend the funeral of Victor Fox, a singer she adored. There, she meets the lover of the dead pop star, played by Rupert Everett, and convinces him to return to Chicago with her to find the singer's killer. Guest appearance by Julie Andrews. Written by
If love takes no prisoners, somebody forgot to tell them.
Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, sexual content, brief strong language and some violence
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Did You Know?
The china used in the tea house when Kathy Bates
, Lynn Redgrave
and the other sisters is Royal Albert Old Country Roses. This china is frequently used in movies where tea is being served. See more
When Dirk and Grace go to the funeral home to "dress up" Victor Fox's corpse for the open-casket funeral, the funeral home manager is hesitant to allow them to enter until Dirk introduces Grace as, "This is my lawyer..." In England, Dirk would probably not have used the word "lawyer". It is more likely that he would have said, "This is my solicitor..." (although, in mitigation, the word "lawyer" is widely used, and even solicitors and barristers often describe themselves as lawyers). See more
Nobody messes with a dwarf in a red raincoat.
The closing credits tell us that "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" was "sung a little by Kathy Bates" and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain" was "sung even less by Kathy Bates." See more
Spoofs Don't Look Now
Over the Rainbow
Written by E.Y. Harburg
and Harold Arlen
Performed by Jonathan Pryce See more