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Die Mommie Die! Reviews

December 12, 2003
You quickly start to realize that there's not much of a movie here.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 28, 2003
Cheesy, corny and cheap. In other words, it's everything writer-star Charles Busch wanted his spoof of B-movies to be.
November 28, 2003
Aside from meeting a memorable character -- an aging pop diva with self-dramatizing flair -- this comedy thrives on arch melodrama and movie smarts.
November 28, 2003
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?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 4, 2003
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.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
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 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
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.
October 30, 2003
Die Mommie Die! has great fun demolishing pretense and the facade of respectability while never hitting a false note.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 30, 2003
An expertly crafted, loving homage to women's movies of the 1940s and '50s.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 30, 2003
Busch muffles his drag performance, suffocating the humor, and the cleverness of the plot is given too much responsibility, as if the filmmakers were actually expecting this movie to be appreciated as a thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 29, 2003
The movie winds up walking a line between put-on pastiche and kitsch passion, and Jason Priestley is perfect as a brooding lunkhead of Tab Hunter gigolo-osity.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
October 28, 2003
Busch can transcend even the smog, making hazy camp seem fresh.
March 31, 2003
It's diva worship done more tastefully than John Waters, more adroitly than 8 Women but less flamboyantly than RuPaul.