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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.

Director:

Nick Hurran

Writer:

Fred Ponzlov (as Frederick Ponzlov)
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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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content/humor | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

This is the second comedy starring Brenda Blethyn where she discovers that the man she was faithfully married to was a philanderer, the first being "Saving Grace." 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

References Shall We Dance (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Something Good
Written by Catherine Porter (as Porter) and Kevin Malpass (as Malpaff)
Performed by Catherine Porter
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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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