Monday, August 26, 2013

Die, Mommie, Die!



2003 American Feature

Cast: Charles Busch, Frances Conroy, Philip Baker Hall, Natasha Lyonne, Jason Priestley, Stark Sands and Nora Dunn
Director: Mark Rucker
Writer: Charles Busch, based on his play

Synopsis:
Angela Arden, a washed-up lounge singer stuck with a dysfunctional family, is trying to make a comeback. But when her hateful husband turns up dead, all fingers point to Angela, especially those of her vengeful "daddy's girl" daughter, who plots to get even.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 6.1/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 64% / Audience: 65 %
  • Metacritic - Critics: 54% / Audience: 5.3%
  • OMG rating: 9/10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD: Available
  • Book: Available



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Awards:
  • GLAAD Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film - Limited Release.
  • Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival Jury Award for Best Fiction Feature.
  • Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Outstanding Performance (Bush).

Notes/Trivia:
  • Part spoof and part homage, Die, Mommie, Die! draws heavily on the tropes and themes of American "Grande Dame Guignol" films from the 1950s and 1960s that featured strong, sometimes dominating female leads, such as Sunset Boulevard, What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? and Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte.
  • Charles Busch's play Die, Mommie, Die! was first produced in Los Angeles in 1999. The play had its New York Off-Broadway debut in 2007, starring Busch and Van Hansis (who played gay teen Luke Snyder on As the World Turns).

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