Death Becomes Her (1992)

Death Becomes Her (1992)

1992 PG-13 104 Minutes

Fantasy | Comedy

Madeline is married to Ernest, who was once arch-rival Helen's fiance. After recovering from a mental breakdown, Helen vows to kill Madeline and steal back Ernest. Unfortunately for everyone, the i...

Overall Rating

6 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • BarneyNuttall


    6 / 10
    Similarly to Beetlejuice, Death Becomes Her is muddled, bonkers and irresistibly fun. We are taken into the lives of the Hollywood hills stars, namely Meryl Streep's wonderfully contemptuous Madeline Ashton, whose only concern in life are crows feet. When she steals Goldie Hawn's Helen's husband, Bruce Willis cast brilliantly as the weak at the knees plastic surgeon husband, Helen vows she will get her revenge. Little does she know that Madeline has recently dived deeper into the belly of the Hollywood beast and she has come out looking fantastic.

    As I said, it's a total blast. Zemeckis relished satirising the Hollywood starlet. I think this comes across at its best in the film's beginnings. However, as soon as we meet the wonderful Isabella Rossellini's character, we quickly spiral out of control. In fact, the plot literally shatters, like a porcelain finger, leaving behind something which is undoubtedly great fun but ultimately meaningless.