Saturday, January 10, 2009

I saw the strangest movie last night.

It's called Death Becomes Her, and I thought it deserved a blog post, if nothing else.  I was bored and flipping through the free movies on my Comcast On Demand channel when I came upon this one.  I had heard of the title before, and the brief description informed me that it was a comedy starring Goldie Hawn, Meryl Streep, and Bruce Willis.   Why not?

A brief plot summary:  Meryl (a has-been Broadway actress) and Goldie (a writer) have been friends forever, but they are total you-know-whats and have always been incredibly jealous of each other.  When Meryl steals Goldie's fiance (Bruce) and marries him, it's the last straw.  Goldie, after gaining about a million pounds and admitting herself into a mental hospital, realizes the only remaining plan of action is to kill Meryl.  Fast forward seven years.  Goldie mysteriously looks amazing.  Meryl, a plastic surgery junkie, is directed to a strange woman's lair where she acquires a potion that ensures she will remain young (and alive) forever.  Meanwhile Goldie, who is having an affair with Bruce, is plotting to kill Meryl; her plan is thwarted, however, when Bruce gets fed up and pushes his wife down the stairs.  Oh, and did I mention Goldie has also taken the eternal-life potion?  

I won't give away what happens, because I don't want to spoil anything.  This movie is hilarious in a very dark way.  You'll be laughing out loud and the whole thinking "why on earth am I laughing?"  The special effects are pretty amazing too.  It isn't one that I'd watch over and over, but I highly recommend checking it out.    

1 comment:

Andrew said...

That movie sounds really really wacky. I seriously have SO MANY dang movies on my list of stuff I need to watch...