Director John Waters puts a twist on the everyday mediocrity of suburban life in the hilarious satire Serial Mom. See Kathleen Turner like never before as Beverly Sutphin, the seemingly perfect homemaker who will stop at nothing to rid the neighborhood of anyone failing to live up to her moral code. Serial Mom is a killer comedy that will take you over the edge with laughter! –Focus Features
Growing up in Baltimore in the 1950s, John Waters was not like other children; he was obsessed by violence and gore, both real and on the screen. With his weird counter-culture friends as his cast, he began making silent 8mm and 16mm films in the mid-‘60s; he screened these in rented Baltimore church halls to underground audiences drawn by word of mouth and street leafleting campaigns. As his filmmaking grew more polished and his subject matter more shocking, his audiences grew bigger, and his write-ups in the Baltimore papers more outraged. By the early 1970s he was making features, which he managed to get shown in midnight screenings in art cinemas by sheer perseverance. Success came when Pink Flamingos (1972) – a deliberate exercise in ultra-bad taste – took off in 1973, helped no doubt by lead actor Divine’s infamous dog-crap eating scene.
Waters continued to make low-budget shocking movies with his Dreamland repertory company until Hollywood crossover success came with Hairspray… read more
sam waterston crowd-surfs to a band called the camel toes. so, perfect fucking movie.
"I can't believe it. It's fucking Don Knotts." I absolutely adored the aesthetic of this film. Right up my alley. I love the fakeness of the acting and the really obvious "something's wrong in suburbia" attitude in this film. The murder scenes were lovely and the movie as a whole was hilarious, especially the labor day bit. I l also love how unmotivated the murders were. My 3rd Waters film. He has yet to disappoint!