Die Mommie Die! (2003)
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as Angela Arden
as Sol Sussman
as Tony Parker
as Bootsie Carp
as Edith Sussman
as Lance Sussman
as Sam Fishbein
as Shatzi Van Allen
as Larry the Hippie
as Angela's Fan
as Moving Man No.1
as Moving Man No.2
as Leather Daddy
Critic Reviews for Die Mommie Die!
You quickly start to realize that there's not much of a movie here.
Cheesy, corny and cheap. In other words, it's everything writer-star Charles Busch wanted his spoof of B-movies to be.
Aside from meeting a memorable character -- an aging pop diva with self-dramatizing flair -- this comedy thrives on arch melodrama and movie smarts.
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?
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.
Audience Reviews for Die Mommie Die!
A really fun campy movie with great performances from Charles Busch, Natasha Lyonne, Stark Sands, Jason Priestly, and Frances Conroy. It's kind of a spoof of movies like Mommie Dearest about a diva mother and a messed up family and if you take it too seriously, you'll miss out on the fun. Great costumes, hair, make up, art direction/production design, and writing.
Die Mommie Die is more than a modern take on melodramas from the '50s and '60s in which unpleasant situations were blown out of proportion in order to let people like Bette Davis and Joan Crawford strut their stuff. Imagine stepping back in time, going to the movies and catching a Bette Davis flick, only without Bette Davis. The actress might be missing, but the style, plot elements and acting are all very similar. Cross-dresser Charles Busch in the lead role is every bit as glamorous and classy, even if the humor is not. Everything is sensationalized, twisted and overly dramatic, and like most strong parodies, "Die Mommie Die!" doesn't wear out its' welcome.
Weird beyond belief and very bad acting. Although the acid trip was fantastic.
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