Serial Mom (1994)
Average Rating: 5.7/10
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Average Rating: 4.4/10
Critic Reviews: 10
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Average Rating: 3/5
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Beverly Sutphin (Kathleen Turner) is the perfect suburban housewife and mother. She likes to cook, her home is immaculately clean, she's always well-groomed and cheerful, and she loves her husband Eugene (Sam Waterston) and her two children, Misty (Ricki Lake) and Chip (Matthew Lillard). There's just one problem with Beverly -- if you do anything to make someone in her family feel bad, you're dead meat on a stick. While she does a great job of hiding it, Beverly has a vicious and vengeful
Apr 13, 1994 Wide
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A killingly funny spoof of crime and nonpunishment.
Lacks the bite it would need to be subversive, despite a few moments of vintage Waters tastelessness.
A loose remake of Female Trouble with Polyester's subversively accessible polish, Serial Mom is the strongest film of the post-midnight-movie chapter of John Waters's career.
The film may be a bad-boy satirist's mournful acceptance that America has finally become sicker than anything he could dream up.
One of Waters' tamest and most accessible pictures (even played at Cannes Fest!) and one of the few to feature a legit star like Katheleen Thurner, who gives a gusto performance.
Not Waters' best by any means, but this irreverant black comedy entertains.
Madness from John Waters
[Turner's] efforts fail to make Serial Mom into anything more than merely watchable.
Deliciously wicked and deliriously funny, Serial Mom is one of Waters' most accomplished works.
It's like I hate it, but I can't stop watching!
A delightfully shrewd and slaphappy satire that paints a demented portrait of a seemingly ideal suburbia. Waters and his frothy farce are both splendidly twisted
Neither satirically relevant nor shocking enough.
Waters's in-your-face irreverence has an irresistible gusto, and his outrageous, satiric approach cuts to the quick.
Audience Reviews for Serial Mom
- Beverly Sutphin: Is this the Cocksucker residence?
- Dottie Hinkle: God damn you! Stop calling here!
- Beverly Sutphin: Isn't this Four Two One Five Pussy Way?
- Dottie Hinkle: You bitch!
- Beverly Sutphin: Now let me check the zip code. 212 Fuck You.
- Dottie Hinkle: The police are tracing this call this VERY minute.
- Beverly Sutphin: Well then Dottie Hinkle, why aren't they here? Huh, Fuck-face?
- Beverly Sutphin: Pussy willows' Dottie.
- Beverly Sutphin: You can't wear white after Labor Day!
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