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Undertaking Betty (2002)

Plots with a View (original title)
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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.

Director:

Nick Hurran

Writer:

Fred Ponzlov (as Frederick Ponzlov)
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hannah Higgins Hannah Higgins ... Young Betty
Joshua Jenkins Joshua Jenkins ... Young Boris (as Josh Jenkins)
Shaun Phillips Shaun Phillips ... Young Hugh
Alfred Molina ... Boris Plots
Brenda Blethyn ... Betty Rhys-Jones
Robert Pugh ... Hugh Rhys-Jones
Menna Trussler ... Dilys Rhys-Jones
Jerry Springer ... Jerry Springer
Naomi Watts ... Meredith Mainwaring
Lee Evans ... Delbert Butterfield
Christopher Walken ... Frank Featherbed
Lennie Huhtala Lennie Huhtala ... Albert Pontefreece
Padrig Owen Jones Padrig Owen Jones ... Willie
Miriam Margolyes ... Thelma / Selma
Stan Stennett Stan Stennett ... Albert Edwards
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Storyline

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.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexual content | See all certifications »

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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

When Boris Plots is awaken by his cat, you can see the string attached to the cat's paw. See more »

Quotes

Betty Rhys-Jones: Why couldn't I have fallen in love with a travel agent?
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Connections

References The Jerry Springer Show (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

In The Mood
Music by Joe Garland (as Garland)
Performed by Ted Heath & His Orchestra
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User Reviews

 
A wonderful comedy! A must-see for side-splitting hilarity!
8 March 2003 | by carol-geeseySee all my reviews

This movie is one of the funniest I have seen in years. A movie which deals with death and funerals without being depressing, or irreverant. Christopher Walken provides much of the comedy in this charming romance and I could hardly breathe for laughing so hard.

I saw the movie a preview, and when it was over, the audience not only applauded, but cheered. I am telling all my friends to watch for it's arrival in the USA. I definitely plan on seeing it again in the theater and purchasing it on DVD as soon as it's available.


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Country:

UK | USA | Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 2003 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Undertaking Betty See more »

Filming Locations:

Wales, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,868,949
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Dinard Festival of British Cinema)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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