Drop Dead Gorgeous Reviews
Not one of the funniest comedies I've seen, but it is still a genuine laugh. Definitely one of my favorites that I have watched in the past weeks. I recommend it!
The whole movie is made in incredibly bad taste and for that reason alone, a lot of people will hate it; but i found it was very refreshing to see a black comedy of this quality for a change. It's wonderfully scripted and directed, and the cast is simply perfect; everyone in it appears to be relishing the humour in the movie and it shows in their performances.
If you like this kind of humour, you will love this, if you don't warm to black comedy then it's best left alone.
[font=Arial][color=darkred]The mock documentary unspools its tale of a midwestern beauty pageant and all the action behind the scenes of small town life. The story is rich in eccentric and hilarious characters that seem to be delved straight out of the Coen brothers' twisted imagination. Much of the humor is subtle but still very funny. Some people have said it's too mean spirited, but all they do is poke fun at mentally handicapped people, physically handicapped people, anorexic and bolemics, predophiles, gun owners, religous fanatics, high school cheerleaders, dog lovers, lesbians, tomboys, stage mothers, trailer park families, farmers, the deaf, police officers, news reporters, beauty queens, Asian-American families with the American dream, the deceased, sexual harassemnt, swans, and a world of other lampooning I've failed to pen.[/color][/font]
[font=Arial][color=darkred]In the grand tradition of 'Fargo' the Minnesota accent here is thicker than your grandmother's jam. The movie does lose a little steam toward the end 10-15 minutes that could've been trimmed, but I still readily enjoyed the movie. A complete surprise for myself. If you like your comedies as black as your coffee then check this one out.[/color][/font]
[font=Arial][color=darkred]Nate's Grade: B+ [/color][/font]