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Die, Mommie, Die! (2003)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  31 October 2003 (USA)
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An ex-pop singer kills her much-hated husband to be with her young lover. Her daughter plots Electra-like revenge.

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Angela Arden / Barbara Arden
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Angela's Fan
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Tony Parker
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Edith Sussman
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Bootsie Carp
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Policeman
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Leather Daddy
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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>

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

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language and a drug scene
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Charles Casillo alleged that 'Charles Busch' had plagiarized his 1989 play "One Night Stand In A Lonely Hotel" and a temporary restraining order was issued ordering that he be given credit for the story and play. On 7 November 2003, a judge ruled that there were "no substantial similarities of protectible expression" between the play and the film and ordered that the injunction be removed, and that Busch be given sole credit for the film. See more »

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

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Lance Sussman: [With Edith at a table in a diner] Edie, aren't you gonna' eat your cole slaw?
Edith Sussman: It's time you faced the truth: our mother murdered our father.
Lance Sussman: Hold the coleslaw...
Edith Sussman: She poisoned him.
Lance Sussman: He died of a heart attack.
Edith Sussman: Oh, many rich old men that die of heart attacks are really the victims of arsenic poisoning. Tony told me so.
Lance Sussman: When did he tell you that?
Edith Sussman: It doesn't matter.
Lance Sussman: Well, Bootsie told me she was with the coroner when he performed the autopsy. There was no trace of arsenic in his stomach.
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References Dead Ringer (1964) See more »

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Why Not Me
Lyrics by Jerry Patch
Music by Dennis McCarthy
Vocals by Todd Murray
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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.


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