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Drop Dead Sexy (2005)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 12 March 2005 (USA)
When their money scam runs aground, a group of would-be thieves turn to kidnapping in an attempt to blackmail their target.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Lee ... Frank
Crispin Glover ... Eddie
Burton Gilliam ... Big Tex
Xander Berkeley ... Harkness
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Spider
Joseph D. Reitman ... Tiny (as Joseph Reitman)
Steven Chester Prince ... Otto
Suzanna Urszuly ... Sky
Diane Klimaszewski ... Brandy
Elaine Klimaszewski ... Amber
Lin Shaye ... Ma Muzzy
Melissa Keller ... Crystal
Mathew Greer Mathew Greer ... Randolf
Audrey Marie Anderson ... Natalie
Amber Heard ... Candy
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The dumb loser Frank Muzzy invites his alcoholic friend and gravedigger Eddie to raise some money bootlegging US$ 250,000.00 in cigarettes for the powerful mobster Spider to Mexico. However, their truck catches fire and they lose the load. Frank becomes desperate to raise the amount, and hides himself with Eddie in the house of his mother. When Frank sees in the newspaper the picture of Crystal Harkness, the wife of the tycoon Harkness, Eddie confirms that she was a former strip dancer and buried with a valuable necklace. Frank forces Eddie to exhume her body, but they do not find the jewel. Frank brings Crystal's corpse to his hideout and decides to ask a ransom to Harkness getting into a deeper trouble, while Eddie falls in love for Crystal. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Small time crooks... Big time idiots! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for sexual content and nudity, language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead Sexy - Bella da morire See more »

Filming Locations:

Taylor, Texas, USA

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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"Drop Dead Sexy" is a pretty funny, but dark comedy.

"Drop Dead Sexy" is a pretty funny, but dark comedy. The plot: Frank and Eddie (Lee and Glover) are friends who are looking for a big score. When Frank is sent to deliver cigarettes to the evil Spider (Pruitt Taylor Vince), their truck explodes. But the plot thickens when Spider wanted them to die. Frank needs to get money fast, so when he sees that a rich young woman named Crystal (Melissa Keller) died, Frank and Eddie decide to dig up the body and blackmail the husband. They realize her death isn't all what it seems. Eddie also begins to fall in love with Crystal...

Jason Lee and Crispin Glover have good chemistry together. They make most of the jokes work. The movie does get into some themes with necrophilia, which could turn some people off. Vince plays a scary gangster, Brad Dourif (The voice of Chucky) makes a weird cameo appearance as a way too interested morgue attendant. The movie is set basically around a strip club, so there's lots of gratuitous nudity. (That's not a bad thing...) This is the time of year when Lionsgate puts a movie out that's normal not shot on digital junk like "Heebie Jeebies". See also "Creep" (2004) or "Blind Horizon" (2003) Overall, "Drop Dead Sexy" is worth seeing for the actors and somewhat unusual plot. For more insanity, please check out: comeuppancereviews.com


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