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Die Mommie Die! Reviews

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November 1, 2003
[Busch] is a performer who is more diva than most of the ovary-packing portion of the population and twice the dame
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 1, 2003
The most notable aspect of "Die, Mommie, Die" is the great female impersonation performance by Charles Busch as the ardent Angela.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 1, 2003
like "Far From Heaven" as imagined by John Waters
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 31, 2003
All this probably worked much better as a stage production.
October 31, 2003
In the midst of all the double-entendres and genre sendups, Busch disappears so completely into Angela's persona that viewers may quickly forget it's a man inside that red wig and those extravagant gowns.
October 31, 2003
The reason to watch Die Mommie Die! isn't for its story, but the zing in its actors' eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 31, 2003
Die Mommie Die! winds up neither hilarious nor a credible spoof of a genre intent on spoofing itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 31, 2003
A wickedly funny parody.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 31, 2003
Occasionally stagy and flat, Die is worth seeing for Busch's grand performance.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 31, 2003
A brilliantly pitch-perfect sendup of a particular type of cheesy movie.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 31, 2003
Nobody wears a frock like Charles Busch and, as it happens, nobody writes like him either. Which makes for a strangely irresistible combination.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 31, 2003
With smart humor and a comfy sense of camp (thanks particularly to Busch's leggy performance), director Mark Rucker keeps the high heels kicking and the references flying.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 31, 2003
What could have been a one-gag movie turns out to be one of the funniest comedies John Waters never made.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 31, 2003
Drag queens are no longer funny just because they're drag queens; we've lost the nervousness about gender that once made us need to laugh at a man in drag.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
October 31, 2003
Busch is such a tenaciously subversive entertainer that you appreciate the movie despite Mark Rucker's iffy directorial strategies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 31, 2003
Rucker and Busch try hard to pour on the melodrama and the camp, but the results are too restrained and self-conscious.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 31, 2003
For the select audience that likes The Rocky Horror Picture Show and just wishes that it had more of a family story and less singing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 30, 2003
Although the supporting performances are carefully shaded caricatures, Die Mommie Die! is really Mr. Busch's show. Within the cramped limitations of drag, he exudes a genuine screen charisma.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 30, 2003
Busch's performance is the movie's heart, and like the screen idols whose every gesture he's lovingly absorbed, Busch can pack a world of meaning into an arched eyebrow and a slight crack of the voice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 30, 2003
First-time director Mark Rucker has a nice feel for period detailing but fails to build on his star's rare flashes of high energy.
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