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Undertaking Betty (2002)

Plots with a View (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 12 June 2003 (Germany)
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A woman, whose husband is cheating on her, and an undertaker, who has been in love with her since their childhood, decide to fake her death so they can be together.

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(as Frederick Ponzlov)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hannah Higgins ...
Young Betty
Joshua Jenkins ...
Young Boris (as Josh Jenkins)
Shaun Phillips ...
Young Hugh
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Boris Plots
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Betty Rhys-Jones
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Hugh Rhys-Jones
Menna Trussler ...
Dilys Rhys-Jones
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Delbert Butterfield
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Lennie Huhtala ...
Albert Pontefreece
Padrig Owen Jones ...
Willie
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Thelma / Selma
Stan Stennett ...
Albert Edwards
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A woman, whose husband is cheating on her, and an undertaker, who has been in love with her since their childhood, decide to fake her death so they can be together.

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A comedy where love finds new life and death is something to laugh about.

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Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for sexual content/humor | See all certifications »
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12 June 2003 (Germany)  »

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Undertaking Betty  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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(Dinard Festival of British Cinema)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

While filming scenes in Llantrisant, Wales, Lee Evans fell from a window and landed on a large nail. The sharp spike pierced his body and narrowly missed one of his kidneys. See more »

Goofs

(at around 20 mins) When Betty and Boris finish dancing you can clearly see the "dead" man lying on the table breathing. See more »

Quotes

Delbert Butterfield: Frank.
Frank Featherbed: Huh?
Delbert Butterfield: Why do old people have such huge ears?
Frank Featherbed: It's cartilage. Keeps growing.
Delbert Butterfield: But they hear less.
Frank Featherbed: It shall remain a mystery.
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Connections

Features Jerry Springer (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Lets Fall In Love
Written by Harold Arlen and Ted Koehler
Performed by Shirley Bassey
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an enjoyable little comedy
30 December 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I saw this in a preview and it seems to have not been released in the U.S. Nonetheless, it was one of the more enjoyable little comedies. It concerns the rivalry between two funeral directors in a small British town. The plot [of the movie] gets a little out of hand in the third act but the characters are very enjoyable and memorable.

The acting is great across the board. Sure to be overlooked in the crunch of blockbusters, this is a movie worth looking out for. I know I will try to catch this in the theaters again and/or buy the video.


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