Serial Mom (1994)

JOHN WATERS

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB

USA, 1994.  , , .  Screenplay by John Waters.  Cinematography by .  Produced by , .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by , .  

Taking on America’s obsession with the ‘American dream’, John Waters makes one of his funniest comedies. Beverly Sutphin (Kathleen Turner in top form) is a June Cleaver-like housewife who bakes cookies, recycles diligently and makes her kids’ breakfasts every morning. Everything about her is completely normal…except that she’s also a serial killer. A lucky serial killer, too, because she never seems to have too much trouble getting away with everything.  Sam Waterston is great as her hapless husband, and  and star as her children. Great fun is poked at our obsession with murderers, and how criminals end up being celebrities under our fascinated gaze.

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