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Die, Mommie, Die! (2003)

R | | Comedy | 31 October 2003 (USA)
An ex-pop singer kills her much-hated husband to be with her young lover. Her daughter plots Electra-like revenge.

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Angela Arden / Barbara Arden
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Angela's Fan
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Tony Parker
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Edith Sussman
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Bootsie Carp
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Sol Sussman
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Lance Sussman
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Policeman (as Josh Hutchinson)
Victor Raider-Wexler ...
Sam Fishbein
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Shatzi Van Allen
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Moving Man #1 (as Chris McDaniel)
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Moving Man #2
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Tuchman
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Leather Daddy
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Retired singing star, Angela Arden, heads a dysfunctional family. Her husband, filmmaker Sol Sussman, hates her and has a kissy relationship with his nubile daughter, Edith. Angela carries on an affair with Tony Parker, a lounge lizard, who sleeps with both Edith and her brother, Lance, but not before Angela plots to murder Sol when he cuts off her allowance. Bootsie Carp, the family maid loyal to Sol, is on to Angela, but the diva works quickly and poisons Sol. Edith suspects foul play and wants Lance's help in proving mom's guilt. Lance, who loves his mother deeply, is conflicted. Will Edith succeed? Does love lurk somewhere? And what about Angela's long dead sister, Barbara? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Hollywood...It's a dirty town but someone has to do it!

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Comedy

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language and a drug scene
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Trivia

One of the framed photos the camera pans by while Angela (Charles Busch) is administering the deadly suppository to her husband is of Busch in his stage appearance as Gertrude(Gertie) Garnet in his play "The Lady in Question". The photo was used on all the play's promotional materials. See more »

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Movie is set in 1967 but Angela sings the Blood, Sweat & Tears hit "Spinning Wheel" which was not released until 1969. See more »

Quotes

Lance Sussman: [Lance, unexpectedly home from college, has hidden behind the stairs and jumps up and scares Angela] Arrrrh!
Angela Arden: Lance! You scared the bejesus out of me!
Lance Sussman: [Chuckling] Kiss me, you beautiful creature.
Lance Sussman: [Upon kissing Lance on the lips] Do I smell pot?
Lance Sussman: Gee, mom, you got me on that one.
Angela Arden: Listen, baby, I'm not one of your friends' square old ladies. I toured with a band. I'm quite familiar with reefer, and fully acquainted with its dangers.
Lance Sussman: You're the coolest mom ever!
Angela Arden: What are you doing home from school?
Lance Sussman: The...
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, there is silent black and white footage of Angela christening a ship. See more »

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Featured in The Lady in Question Is Charles Busch (2005) See more »

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Why Not Me
Lyrics by Jerry Patch
Music by Dennis McCarthy
Vocals by Ruth Williamson
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the new movie "queen"
30 October 2003 | by (Arlington, VA) – See all my reviews

"Die, Mommie, Die" is a campy parody of the "woman's picture". Mostly a sendup of Joan Crawford but includes things from other movie queens by the new movie "queen". If you have not seen many of these films, you won't get a lot of the humor, including the over-complicated plot, special lighting, clothes, facial expressions, poses, names, etc. There is nudity, sexual material, vulgar language, etc. It is a hoot for adult audiences.

GRADE = "B"


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