Death Becomes Her

Synopsis: In 1978, in Broadway, the decadent and narcissist actress Madeline Ashton is performing Songbird, based on Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth. Then she receives her rival Helen Sharp, who is an aspiring writer, and her fiancé Ernest Menville, who is a plastic surgeon, in her dressing-room. Soon Menville calls off his commitment with Helen and marries Madeline. Seven years later, Helen is obese in a psychiatric hospital and obsessed in seeking revenge on Madeline. In 1992, the marriage of Madeline and Menville is finished and he is no longer a surgeon but an alcoholic caretaker. Out of the blue, they are invited to a party where Helen will release her novel Forever Young and Madeline goes to a beauty shop. The owner gives a business card of the specialist in rejuvenation Lisle Von Rhuman to her. When the envious Madeline sees Helen thin in a perfect shape, she decides to seek out Lisle and buys a potion to become young again. Further, she advises that Madeline must take care of her
Director(s): Robert Zemeckis
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 16 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.5
Metacritic:
56
PG-13
Year:
1992
104 min
1,719 Views


- I can't believe I'm meeting you.

- He never mentioned a Madeline thing.

59

00:
06:16,600 -- 00:06:21,435

- We're both huge fans.

- I'm sure he doesn't have a... thing.

60

00:
06:21,520 -- 00:06:24,432

Do you?

61

00:
06:24,520 -- 00:06:29,833

Well, I'm so happy

for you... both.

62

00:
06:29,880 -- 00:06:33,714

What ever happened to that,

um, writing thing?

63

00:
06:33,800 -- 00:06:37,679

- Oh, well, um, I'm still trying.

- Helen, don't be modest.

64

00:
06:37,760 -- 00:06:42,038

- She's a brilliant writer, Mrs. Ashton.

- Miss.

65

00:
06:42,120 -- 00:06:44,395

Tell me, Doctor...

66

00:
06:44,440 -- 00:06:47,750

do you think that

I'm starting to need you?

67

00:
06:50,360 -- 00:06:52,749

So...

68

00:
06:54,280 -- 00:06:56,157

have you two set a date?

69

00:
06:56,240 -- 00:06:58,470

- Yes... we have.

- No, actually...

70

00:
06:59,960 -- 00:07:03,714

We see

the upper eyelid skin incision...

71

00:
07:03,760 -- 00:07:07,070

from the medial canthus

to the lateral orbital margin.

72

00:
07:07,120 -- 00:07:10,112

There are two fat compartments

in the upper eyelid, three in the lower.

73

00:
07:10,160 -- 00:07:12,720

Oops. Look at all this bleeding.

74

00:
07:12,800 -- 00:07:16,918

Needle-tip cautery. Quickly, please.

75

00:
07:22,200 -- 00:07:25,476

For heaven's sake,

Helen, it was a dinner.

76

00:
07:25,520 -- 00:07:28,114

The woman wanted

my professional opinion.

77

00:
07:28,200 -- 00:07:31,272

Ernest, you don't know Madeline

the way I do.

78

00:
07:31,360 -- 00:07:34,909

She wants you.

She wants you because you're mine.

79

00:
07:34,960 -- 00:07:37,315

I've lost men to her before.

80

00:
07:37,360 -- 00:07:41,239

She just turns on that flash

and that glitter and they're gone.

81

00:
07:41,320 -- 00:07:44,232

Rate this script:(5.00 / 1 vote)

Martin Donovan

Martin Donovan (born August 19, 1957) is an American film, stage and television actor. He has had a long collaboration with director Hal Hartley and appeared in many of Hartley's films, such as Trust (1990), Surviving Desire (1991), Simple Men (1992), Flirt (1993), Amateur (1994), and The Book of Life (1998; in which he played Jesus). Donovan also played Peter Scottson on Showtime's cable series Weeds. He made his writing/directorial debut with the film Collaborator (2011). more…

All Martin Donovan scripts | Martin Donovan Scripts

FAVORITE (0 fans)

Submitted on August 05, 2018

Translation

Translate and read this script in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Український (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss this Death Becomes Her script with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add this screenplay to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Death Becomes Her" Scripts.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 5 Apr. 2020. <https://www.scripts.com/script/death_becomes_her_6565>.

We need you!

Help us build the largest writers community and scripts collection on the web!

The Marketplace:

Sell your Script !

Get listed in the most prominent screenplays collection on the web!


The Studio:

ScreenWriting Tool

Write your screenplay and focus on the story with many helpful features.


Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.