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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.

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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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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.

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 2003 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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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

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

Woodchopper's Ball
Written by Joe Bishop (as Bishop) and Woody Herman (as Herman)
Performed by Ted Heath & His Orchestra
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For crying out loud
19 August 2003 | by WoutervanVlietSee all my reviews

I just saw Lots with a View as a surprise advance premiere (or: sneak preview) and it was quite funny. Yeah, it was actually a very good movie. I just read another user comment on it that it's hard to deal with the subject of Death in a comedy movie. It indeed is. And I'm still battling with myself over the question if they did a good job.

On one had, it was funny. On the other hand: it comes as a slap in the face for everybody who has (just) lost a loved one. Willie's talk about his mother broke me; a dying wife or grandma may break you. And would Dr. Spock die, no real Star Trek fan would ever be able to watch this movie.

For everybody else: you'll have an exquisite laugh.


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