Die, Mommie, Die! (2003)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  31 October 2003 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 1,763 users   Metascore: 54/100
Reviews: 44 user | 33 critic | 23 from Metacritic.com

An ex-pop singer kills her much-hated husband to be with her young lover. Her daughter plots Electra-like revenge.



(play), (screenplay)
Watch Trailer
0Check in
4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »



Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Spoof of 1960's Beach Party/Gidget surfing movies mixed with slasher horror films stars Lauren Ambrose as Florence Forrest, a not-so-innocent girl in 1960's Malibu who becomes "Chicklet" ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lee King
Stars: Lauren Ambrose, Nicholas Brendon, Thomas Gibson
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Three actresses at various places on the Hollywood food chain navigate the minefield of love, aging, and ambition. Oh, and they're all played by men!

Director: Richard Day
Stars: Jack Plotnick, Clinton Leupp, Jeffery Roberson
The Line of Beauty (TV Mini-Series 2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A young man becomes attached to a family that's not his own, and casts himself into the life of plentiful riches and gay love affairs that he seems destined for.

Stars: Dan Stevens, Tim McInnerny, Hayley Atwell
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A cinematic portrait of various gay Orthodox Jews who struggle to reconcile their faith and their sexual orientation.

Director: Sandi Simcha Dubowski
Stars: Shlomo Ashkinazy, Steve Greenberg, Nathan Lopes Cardozo
Urbania (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A tour of The Anger Stage.

Director: Jon Shear
Stars: Dan Futterman, Scott Denny, Paige Turco
Party Monster (2003)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

This is the true story of Michael Alig, a Club Kid party organizer whose life was sent spiraling down when he bragged on television about killing his drug dealer and roommate.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Wilson Cruz, Seth Green
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

Director: Jennie Livingston
Stars: André Christian, Dorian Corey, Paris Duprée
Sordid Lives (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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: Del Shores
Stars: Delta Burke, Bonnie Bedelia, Olivia Newton-John
Party Monster (1998)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato
Stars: Michael Alig, Gitsie, James St. James
Good Boys (2005)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Two rent boys, hired by a trick to perform together, develop a relationship.

Director: Yair Hochner
Stars: Daniel Efrat, Dana Balalti, Michael Hamel
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A mixed group of individuals - lesbian, gays, and heterosexuals who all frequent a local bar struggle to accept each others lifestyles. However when the two gays are attacked and fight back... See full summary »

Director: P.J. Castellaneta
Stars: Mitchell Anderson, Jennifer Tilly, Terrence 'T.C.' Carson
Four I (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

On a hot 4th of July night, sparks fly between four people as they test the limits and possibilities of their own freedom.

Director: Joshua Sanchez
Stars: E.J. Bonilla, Emory Cohen, Aja Naomi King


Complete credited cast:
Angela Arden / Barbara Arden
Angela's Fan
Tony Parker
Edith Sussman
Bootsie Carp
Sol Sussman
Lance Sussman
Victor Raider-Wexler ...
Sam Fishbein
Shatzi Van Allen
Moving Man #1 (as Chris McDaniel)
Moving Man #2
Leather Daddy


Retired singing star, Angela Arden, heads a dysfunctional family. Her husband, filmmaker Sol Sussman, hates her and has a kissy relationship with his nubile daughter, Edith. Angela carries on an affair with Tony Parker, a lounge lizard, who sleeps with both Edith and her brother, Lance, but not before Angela plots to murder Sol when he cuts off her allowance. Bootsie Carp, the family maid loyal to Sol, is on to Angela, but the diva works quickly and poisons Sol. Edith suspects foul play and wants Lance's help in proving mom's guilt. Lance, who loves his mother deeply, is conflicted. Will Edith succeed? Does love lurk somewhere? And what about Angela's long dead sister, Barbara? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

love | singing | singer | diva | poison | See All (292) »


Hollywood...It's a dirty town but someone has to do it!



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, language and a drug scene




Release Date:

31 October 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Piccole bugie travestite  »

Filming Locations:

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

See  »

Did You Know?


During one of the black and white flashbacks, Barbara is shown at a jewelry counter that reads "Kenwrights", named after the film's producer Bill Kenwright. See more »


Movie is set in 1967 but Angela sings the Blood, Sweat & Tears hit "Spinning Wheel" which was not released until 1969. See more »


Angela Arden: Where is Edith? We're going to be late for the funeral.
Bootsie Carp: I do worry about that child. But as my wise uncle Enoch used to say, "As ketchup is to meatloaf, so sorrow is a condiment to joy."
See more »

Crazy Credits

After the credits, there is silent black and white footage of Angela christening a ship. See more »


References Dead Ringer (1964) See more »


(Won't You Come Home) Bill Bailey
Written by Hughie Cannon
Performed by Charles Busch
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Intentionally campy, but not requiring any weird taste in movies!
3 July 2004 | by (Illinois) – See all my reviews

Why am I taking the time to review this movie? Because I loved it, practically every minute of it. Even now, I'm thinking about renting it again because this is the type of movie that you don't easily forget.

The plot of Die, Mommie, Die is straightforward: a washed-up singer is trapped in a bad marriage to a movie mogul who really doesn't love her. She decides to kill him so she can have a life and a real lover. That pretty much sums up the general plot.

The only criticism I have of this movie is that it should have tried to incorporate more songs, such as was done in the great Julie Andrews hit, "Victor Victoria". The one song in Die, Mommie, Die, "Why Not Me?" is repeated in several flashbacks. I don't know if the song is original, but it was perfect for this movie, and I wished there were more songs like this because it would have been a great soundtrack to buy.

This not a movie that would appeal only appeal to a small part of the movie-going public, but rather a great, campy movie that is full of fun. Perhaps the best compliment I can give this movie is that I wish I had seen it on the big screen. It would be well worth the $9.

Addendum: Almost four years have gone by since I reviewed this movie, but I have no indication if anyone has ever read this. So, if you stopped by, please leave your thumbs up or thumbs down.

17 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
'Man in drag' alfredmcclinton
Sources for the film: references mira_alberto
When can I see it? impac@gate.net
SEE THIS MOVIE!!!! clocksnmirrors
Soundtrack notthatboi
Rufus Wainwright? sunlit_shadows
Discuss Die, Mommie, Die! (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: