Undertaking Betty (2003)

Undertaking Betty




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Boris Plotz, Director of the Plotz Funeral Home, dreamed of only two things as a young boy: dancing and Betty. Betty secretly loved Boris, but could not find her father's wishes, so she was married off to a gold digger. Boris gave up his dreams and took over the family's undertaking business in their small town. Everything has remained status quo in their lives until Betty's mother-in-law dies. Boris and Betty are thrust together again and as they discuss the funeral arrangements for Betty's … More

Rating: PG-13 (for some sexual content)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Frederick Ponzlov
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 7, 2006
Miramax Films - Official Site


as Betty Rhys-Jones

as Boris Plots

as Frank Featherbed

as Meredith

as Hugh Rhys-Jones

as Delbert Butterfield

as Himself

as Thelma & Selma

as Candace

as Rev. Price

as Dr. Owen

as Andrea Cass

as Gravedigger

as Kindly Old Lady

as Bob Murdock

as Vegas Showgirl

as Albert Edwards

as Dilys Rhys-Jones
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Critic Reviews for Undertaking Betty

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

It's rarely a good sign when a movie feels obliged to add the words 'a fable' beneath its main title -- and Undertaking Betty is no exception.

Full Review… | November 10, 2005
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | December 1, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | December 6, 2005
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

The flick feels like Six Feet Under meets Waking Ned Devine written on a 5th-grade reading level.

Full Review… | March 29, 2006

...a charming, low-key romantic comedy...

Full Review… | March 17, 2006
Reel Film Reviews

one of the warmest, sweetest dark comedies I've seen

Full Review… | March 11, 2006
7M Pictures

Audience Reviews for Undertaking Betty

Here's an interesting movie that follows two individuals whom have loved each other for many years, and one day Boris's love interest decides to take matters into her hands and fake her own death so that she could be with Boris. Fascinating story plot that is filled with some intriguing sense-of-humor. Great cast- Alfred Molina, Brenda Blethyn, Christopher Walken, and Naomi Watts. Worth seeing!

Leo L

Super Reviewer


A quirky, charming comedy. Highly recommend.

FanGirl Browncoat

Super Reviewer


pretty good but this subject has been done and done better than this one think "6 feet under" for example

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