14 years after Madeline steals Helens fiancé Ernest, Helen together with the now alcoholic and downtrodden Ernest plots a plan to kill Madeline. Hovewer, due to Madeline having taken an elixir that gives her eternal life just killing her won’t suffice.
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It’s a satisfying blend of light Gothic, Disney-esque fantasy, juxtaposed with vanity-based dark comedy. The strong, manipulative female duo of Streep/Hawn is perfectly balanced against Willis’ pushover surgeon-come-undertaker. It’s light, no holds barred – intelligent – fun, raving mad but infinitely enjoyable - dramatic thunderstorms, potions and all.
DEATH BECOMES HER is a unique movie. Director Robert Zemeckis put a satire about an aging Hollywood actress and a writer. How they tried so hard to keep young and beautiful. DEATH BECOMES HER is also a dark comedy about how beauty does matter. I must admit this movie has an interesting storyline. I think this movie is lacks of focus. It looks like Zemeckis wants to include everything in one movie. It's worth watching
Comedy. Fantasy. Slapstick. Cartoon. Science-Fiction. Satire. Absurdity. Jealousy. Revenge. Obsession. Desire: Youth & Beauty & eternal Life. This is far too much for one movie. It's like: too many cooks spoil the broth. Bottom-line: for me it is an unfunny comedy although a star-ensemble at work. Pity.