Death Becomes Her

BBB

(out of 5)


Funny, fast-paced black comedy directed with melodramatic verve by Robert Zemeckis, this film succeeds mostly because of its stars.  and  have been best friends and worst enemies all their lives, fighting over the same man (), until both end up dead but still alive because of a magic potion they’ve taken to make them live forever. Now, they’re stuck cat-fighting forever and looking for a way to stay preserved.  is a hoot as the enchantress who sells them the potion, while Willis is the soft, bald man and not the action hero of the Die Hard movies. Martin Donovan and David Koepp’s script never fails to be anything less than ‘out there’ and Zemeckis keeps the drive going the whole way. The visual effects are another plus, with the actresses’ heads getting twisted, stomachs blown out and many such delightful moments of carnage, and they survive it all. No classic, but a very fun film.


USA, 1992

Directed by

Screenplay by ,

Cinematography by

Produced by , Robert Zemeckis

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by


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Academy Award
Best Visual Effects (Ken Ralston, Doug Chiang, Doug Smythe, Tom Woodruff, Jr.)

Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Performance By An Actress in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical (Meryl Streep)

Los Angeles Film Critics Award Nomination
Best Supporting Actor (Sydney Pollack)

British Academy Award
Best Special Effects


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