PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Musical
Two death-row murderesses develop a fierce rivalry while competing for publicity, celebrity, and a sleazy lawyer's attention.
Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.
No I'm no one's wife, but oh, I love my life and all that jazz.
When Velma is in her dressing room getting ready to go onstage she opens her suitcase with clean hands. She rifles through it to get her gun which is wrapped in a bloody handkerchief, she then turns to a mirror and her hands are bloody as well much too bloody to have picked it up off the handkerchief. Also the blood did not wear off onto the faucet when she was washing her hands.
The end credits are written in Broadway lights.
The musical number "Class," featuring Queen Latifah and Catherine Zeta-Jones, was deleted from the final version of the film. However, it was recut into the movie for a brief, extremely limited theatrical re-release in the summer of 2003. It then appeared on DVD as a bonus feature, but was NOT intercut there.
£113,386 (UK) (29 December 2002)
$170,687,518 (USA) (4 September 2003)