Death Becomes Her Reviews
May 2, 2008
Dark, dark comedy! The price for beauty and for some reason Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn have really good chemistry. It's fun to watch.
March 20, 2014
At times a little too maverick, Zemeckis still delivers a darkly fun time. Even when the script indulges, writer David Koepp sprinkles enough chuckles in his script, aided by our charismatic main duo. Streep and Hawn really running with their supernatural catfight for all it's worth, and it is a treat, while Willis, against type, whimpers in the corner.
November 9, 2014
The picture relies on beautiful visuals, and a funny dark sense of humor. Though it relies to much on those elements, because the plot is weak, the characters aren't that interesting and it does drag at times. Death Becomes Her is overall an enjoyable film with Meryl Steep, Goldie Hawn and Bruce Willis putting in good performances.
October 24, 2014
Pohodová horrorová komedie o touze po v??ném mládí. Efekty dobré na to, e je to 22 let starý film.
August 9, 2014
Surprisingly dark humor and a hilarious Meryl Streep performance distracts from the heavy reliance on CGI.
March 1, 2010
(First and only viewing - In my mid-twenties)
December 9, 2012
Oh it was so fascinating to me when I was 10.
July 30, 2014
The effects still hold up and the dueling between Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn is priceless. Zemekis' film still entertains and is a much better and more entertaining film than the reviews and the score indicated here.
July 25, 2014
This is a real favorite of mine. Meryl Sreep and Bruce Willis are especially funny. The whole thing is over the top, but I've watched it many times and it ages extremely well. I love comedy and highly recommend "Death Becomes Her".
July 15, 2014
Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn are the super-fit for these roles. They show us what women can do when get mad :) Anyway, I was a child when I first saw the movie. Still, this is the funniest movie ever, for me :)
May 13, 2009
This movie makes me laugh every time I watch it. Plus, I think it's the first movie that Mr. Willis actually 'acts' in. In all his other earlier films, he's basically just playing himself. Mad and Hel were perfectly cast. But, the one that steals the show is Ms. Rossellini. I want to be her when I grow up.
May 27, 2014
"Death Becomes Her" takes a dive and never recovers (and the hastily-refilmed ending certainly doesn't help; it's too transparently rushed). After two female rivals have each drunk a potion that will keep them young forever, they are killed and come back as the living dead...and continue to primp and fuss like pageant contestants. Bruce Willis plays a genile doctor who gets caught in the middle, and while Bruce is surprisingly adept at playing the milquetoast, it's a completely thankless part (he just stands there reacting, his mouth open in surprise). The picture does look good--TOO good. It's overproduced and yet doesn't flow with a smooth continuity (the way slick, expensive movies often do). Instead, it is jumbled and frenetic, and doesn't seem to have a point. However, the first 45 minutes are a hoot, and in these early scenes Meryl Streep does some high comedy worth seeing.
May 15, 2014
An underrated dark comedy from the 90s. I guess the tone of the film is not for everyone however there are really good gags in it. the problem with script occurs towards the end of the film . Still it is worth watching it just for the special effects.
April 28, 2014
Directed by Robert Zemeckis, who at the time had just come of the hardships of filming Back to the Future 2 and 3 back to back, but instead of looking for an easier film to make, he chose this high concept black comedy written by Martin Donovan (Apartment Zero (1988)) and David Koepp (Jurassic Park (1993)). It's not perfect, but it does have some amazing set-ups and a game cast. In 1978, scheming actress Madeline Ashton (Meryl Streep), seduces and steals plastic surgeon Dr. Ernest Menville (Bruce Willis) from his fiance Helen Sharp (Goldie Hawn), an aspiring writer. Madeline and Ernest marry, Helen falls into a slump and goes insane, but 14 years later, she returns, looking youthful and radiant. Madeline wants to know Helen's secret, and finds it in a potion she got from Lisle von Rhoman (Isabella Rossellini), which grants eternal life, but she has to take care of her body. However, Ernest and Helen are back together, and plotting to kill Madeline. But, this proves to be harder than it looks, and Madeline gets her own back. It's a very silly film, but it makes it clear from the start that these are very unlikeable characters, all plotting against each other, but there are some very good dark laughs throughout, and Zemeckis has fun with the stars sending up Hollywood rivalries, and it has some brilliant special effects for it's day.
April 16, 2014
A strong cast, with Willis expanding into an older character role, and some really good effects can't hide the slightly poorly worked plot. The opening musical routine joke didn't work as it really wasn't that bad, although after the first 20 or so minutes it does find its feet and become more solid and enjoyable. And even though the cast keeps this afloat, Zemeckis made better.
April 8, 2014
Better than I expected going into it.
February 22, 2014
Quite the feat of special effects, but what's more fun to watch is Meryl Streep and Bruce Willis in this classic Robert Zemeckis film.
February 16, 2014
Good actors with fine performances.