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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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>

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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  »

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Did You Know?


One of the framed photos the camera pans by while Angela (Charles Busch) is administering the deadly suppository to her husband is of Busch in his stage appearance as Gertrude(Gertie) Garnet in his play "The Lady in Question". The photo was used on all the play's promotional materials. 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 »


Tony Parker: I heard your father died of a massive heart attack.
Edith Sussman: So they said. But there's something not right about it.
Tony Parker: Being a man of the world, I have friends in interesting places. Mind if I... do a little leg work?
Edith Sussman: Yeah, sure... But I thought you were under mother's spell?
Tony Parker: Haven't you heard? There's a new witch in town.
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Crazy Credits

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


Featured in The Lady in Question Is Charles Busch (2005) See more »


Why Not Me
Lyrics by Jerry Patch
Music by Dennis McCarthy
Vocals by Todd Murray
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The funniest and most entertaining movie I've seen this year!
22 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

I can't say enough wonderful things about DIE MOMMIE DIE. It's the funniest and most entertaining movie I've seen this year. Charles Busch is hysterically funny. And he's a wise and generous actor who lets the rest of the cast shine along with him. Everyone else -- particularly Natasha Lyonne, Jason Priestly, and Frances Conroy -- is great -- and obviously having a lot of fun with the story's loopy, inspired twists and turns. Director Mark Rucker has done a fantastic job with this material; it's a very impressive and knowing debut. And, of course, the production design and costumes are outstanding!

While this is a giddy, spot-on parody of the melodramas we all know and love, you don't have to know all the references to enjoy this movie. It's strong enough to stand on its own. I saw it at a recent film festival -- and it put me in the BEST mood. I can't wait to see it again -- and bring my friends.

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