Die, Mommie, Die! (2003)

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An ex-pop singer kills her much-hated husband to be with her young lover. Her daughter plots Electra-like revenge.


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25 October 2004 | waylonsmithers9
Overlooked Film Reference
In spite of all the references to various Hollywood "women's films," I thought that the most inspired in-joke was having Angela (Charles Busch) and Lance (Stark

Sands) speak to each other in a secret language, much to the annoyance of

Edith (Natasha Lyonne). Lyonne fans will recall that her character in SLUMS

OF BEVERLY HILLS had a secret language that she shared with Marisa

Tomei's character.

Overall, I thought this was an okay film. As a fan of the kinds of films that provided the inspiration, I enjoyed the various in-jokes and references.

However, I felt that the cinematography could have been more stylized, with

deeply saturated colors. Oddly enough, a deleted scene that appears on the

DVD looks more like a 1950s Technicolor melodrama than the film itself. As for Charles Busch, he looked too much like a man in drag for my tastes. While his masculine appearance did add to the humor (particularly when another

character commented on Angela's beauty), at the same time, I found it

distracting, especially in his close-ups. Perhaps the cinematographer could

have used soft-focus for the close-ups, thus mimicking the techniques of those who photographed all those aging actress horror films of the 1960s, not to

mention the Lucille Ball version of MAME.

In any event, this was a fun film for those who understand the genre, although I would not go so far as to call it a classic, camp or otherwise.

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Opening Weekend USA:

$54,129 2 November 2003

Gross USA:

$320,092

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$320,092

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