Die Mommie Die! Reviews

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
July 6, 2009
This drag queen camp farce was an unfunny drag.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Don Willmott
July 8, 2004
If Far From Heaven had had any sense of humor, it might have looked a little like this.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kent Turner
April 9, 2004
An extended skit on The Carol Burnett Show with fleeting full frontal nudity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
March 16, 2004
Soapy and trashy, and more than a little bit ludicrous. But there's quite a bit of subtext if you need it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 24, 2004
...Busch drags his campy send-up of Hollywood melodramas to the screen, and honey does it drag.
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
December 14, 2003
Die Mommie Die! seems more like an amateur revue, perfectly all right for what it is, but not meant to be seen beyond an audience of friends and family.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
December 12, 2003
It plugs ahead on the stamina and sheer nerve of its author-star.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
December 12, 2003
You quickly start to realize that there's not much of a movie here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
December 11, 2003
This is such a smug, self-satisfied film that it will leave a bad taste in your mouth, whether you're a fan of old melodramas or not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Shawn Levy
December 5, 2003
It's a tawdry, silly and self-satisfied film, but in the best ways.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
November 28, 2003
A loving homage to every movie Joan Crawford ever barreled her shoulder pads through.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 28, 2003
Cheesy, corny and cheap. In other words, it's everything writer-star Charles Busch wanted his spoof of B-movies to be.
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
November 28, 2003
Aside from meeting a memorable character -- an aging pop diva with self-dramatizing flair -- this comedy thrives on arch melodrama and movie smarts.
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
November 28, 2003
How can you not like a movie where characters spout ridiculous dialogue such as, 'You can't discard me like one of your false eyelashes!' and believe every word they're hissing?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
November 4, 2003
Picture Far From Heaven done as a farce with a drag queen in the Julianne Moore role. Or don't picture it -- Die is still hotly hilarious.
| Original Score: 3/4
Marcy Dermansky
November 4, 2003
The best thing about "Die, Mommie Die" is the title.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
November 3, 2003
Director Mark Rucker has the right intentions, but unfortunately, not enough skill in terms of comic timing and film pacing to make this confection really soar into parody heaven.
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
November 3, 2003
A one-note farce that struggles just to remain on key.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
November 3, 2003
Bad camp...despite the stylistic similarity, about as far from 'Far from Heaven' as you can get.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
November 3, 2003
Charles Busch channels Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Lana Turner and Susan Hayward in the lovingly crafted "Die Mommie! Die!" - this you HAVE to see!
Full Review | Original Score: A
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