A Kiss Before Dying (1991)
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Movie InfoA Kiss Before Dying is director James Dearden's remake of Gerd Oswald's 1957 thriller. Jonathan Corliss (Matt Dillon) is obsessed with gaining wealth and prestige. In order to achieve his goal, he chooses the family of one particular local tycoon, Thor Carlsson (Max von Sydow) and coolly seduces Carlsson's gullible daughter Dorothy (Sean Young). When she becomes pregnant, which will force their marriage and her disinheritance, he murders her. He then searches out Dorothy's grieving twin sister, Ellen (Sean Young), in a dual role, and marries her. Unfortunately for him, Ellen, never having believed Dorothy's death to be a suicide, begins to investigate. Her investigations lead to the disclosure of Jonathan's true intentions. … More
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Critic Reviews for A Kiss Before Dying
Most unkindly (but amusingly), the 1992 Razzie Awards gave Sean Young both the Worst Actress and Worst Supporting Actress Awards for playing the twins
Matt Dillon is chilling....one of the better erotic thrillers of the 90's
Audience Reviews for A Kiss Before Dying
An interesting movie. We know who the bad guy is, but the characters in the movie do not. Ellen can't quite believe that her sister committed suicide, and she continues investigating over a couple of years -- while meeting, falling in love with and marrying the character played by Matt Dillon. It is not quite a whodunit, but a figure-out-who-did-it. I'd like to see the original 1956 version of the movie though.More
matt's good but the film provides the questionable advantage of seeing sean young give two absolutlely terrible performances.More
This truly risible thriller, a remake of the 1956 film, is rendered even worse by Sean Young who, by playing twins, is doubly dreadful.More
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