The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag (1992)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Mystery


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An ignored, small-town librarian confesses to a murder she didn't commit to get attention.


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27 December 2005 | g404c
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| you do not see movies like this these days
I saw this movie on Christmas Day, 2005, having never seen it before. The Gun in Betty Lou's Handbag really captures the mood of the early 1990s (has some of that '80s vibe present). Penelope Ann Miller is fun as Betty Lou, and Eric Thal and Cathy Moriarty also give fine performances.

The movie is about a repressed, but zany woman who works in a library and is married to a police detective in small-town Missouri. When she happens about a gun one day, one thing leads to another and she ends up firing it, by accident, and later she confesses to killing someone all because she wants a more exciting life and for people to notice her.

This movie has the same vibe as some others released in 1992 (Mo' Money, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Jersey Girl)--I do not know how to describe it--I guess it has a sort of innocence that seems to have all but vanished these days. I recommend The Gun In Betty Lou's Handbag for a rainy day.

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,206,799 23 August 1992

Gross USA:

$3,721,911

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,721,911

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