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
1,171 Views

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Can you believe that? A musical version

of "Sweet Bird of Youth."

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- Who are they kidding?

- Thank God, you wanted to leave.

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Can you believe Madeline Ashton?

Talk about waking the dead.

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I gotta get a drink.

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What do I see

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That's the question

I'm most afraid of

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One that asks me

what I'm really made of

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What do I see

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Much more

than a reflection

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A romance with

sheer perfection

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I see me

I see me

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Actress, woman

star and lover

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Sister, sweetheart

slave and mother

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I see me

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And I like

what I see

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Virgin, temptress

dream of others

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Yes, it's me

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Yes, it's me

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- We see you

- You mean me

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Idol, goddess

shameless hussy

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Diva, princess

lewd and lusty

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She's sensational.

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That's not me

Can't be me

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- Angel devil

- You can trust me

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Mon ami

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I see

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Whoo-whoo

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Everywhere I look, baby

all I see is

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- A contradiction

- Oh, come on

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- A bad addiction

- Knock it off

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- Inspiration to a generation

- Now you're talkin'

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That's you

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That's me

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Wow!

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Oh, boy!

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Whoo!

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Whoo!

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Wrinkled, wrinkled little star...

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hope they never

see the scars.

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Your guests are here,

Miss Ashton.

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A Miss Helen Sharp

with a gentleman.

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- Ahh. How's she look?

- Who?

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Helen, you idiot.

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I don't know.

Smart, I guess, sort of classy.

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Classy? Really?

Compared to whom?

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Oh, shit.

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Mad!

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Hel!

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- I don't believe it.

- How are you?

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- It's been so long.

- I know.

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Don't you dare say how long.

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Mad, I'd like you to meet...

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Dr. Ernest Menville, my fiance.

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You were just wonderful.

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Ernest Menville? Dr. Ernest Menville,

the plastic surgeon?

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- Yes. You were so terrific!

- Ernest is quite a fan.

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- I've read all about you.

- That dance number. Boy, oh, boy.

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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…

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