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At Theaters: 7/23/1999 On Video: 12/14/1999
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 37 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 049912
Studio: New Line Cinema
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The local boosters of Mount Rose, Minnesota proudly invite you to watch as their annual celebration of civic pride, wholesome achievement, teenage innocence and spirited camaraderie all go up in hilarious flames over the course of one nasty, back-stabbing beauty contest.

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Comedy (Dark) - Drop Dead Gorgeous is a dark-humored satire which takes shots at beauty pageants, small-town life, competitive excesses and some other politically sensitive subjects. Viewers who like subversive, outrageous humor are most likely to enjoy the film, as are viewers fond of fake-documentary style films like This is Spinal Tap and Waiting for Guffman. Some viewers could be offended by the film's sources of humor, which include eating disorders, the mentally handicapped, and religious icons.

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Cast and Crew Heading
Kirstie Alley (For Richer or Poorer)
Kirsten Dunst (Little Women)
Denise Richards (Wild Things)
Ellen Barkin (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas)
Director: Michael Patrick Jann (MTV - The State)
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PROFANITY: Moderately strong and fairly frequent
SEX/NUDITY: No nudity, suggestive sexual content
VIOLENCE: Suggestion of violence
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Lots of beer and alcohol consumption
ACTION: None
COMEDY: Lots of broad satirical humor
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Above Average
It's tough to knock a funny film for being not nearly as funny as it could have been -- or thinks it is -- but that's ultimately the problem with DROP DEAD GORGEOUS. This faux-documentary satire of a small-town teen beauty pageant certainly delivers some big laughs, many of them at the expense of potentially sensitive subjects like religion and handicaps. Unfortunately, the film takes on too many subjects to be completely effective at any of them, and suffers by comparison to other takes on similar subjects. When it's funny, it's quite entertaining, but there's always the suspicion that it could have been hilarious with a bit of care.
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Based on an Exit Polling of 150 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
16
Fairly High
69%
13-19Teens (F)
66
About 50/50
62%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
8
Low
50%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
21
About 50/50
71%
30+Adults (M)
13
Fairly High
69%
30+Adults (F)
26
Low
62%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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The local boosters of Mount Rose, Minnesota proudly invite you to watch as their annual celebration of civic pride, wholesome achievement, teenage innocence and spirited camaraderie all go up in hilarious flames over the course of one nasty, back-stabbing beauty contest.

A wickedly colorful, twisted comedy, Drop Dead Gorgeous probes the heart of a small Minnesota town where a fictional teen beauty pageant has unleashed a fury of very unladylike behavior.

Here in the hallowed American heartland -- amidst the cow fields, pork sausage factories and Lutheran churches, going after the tiara is not just a fairy-tale dream: it's all-out war.

Everyone involved in the contest - mothers, daughters, boyfriends - knows only one thing counts and it isn't talent, physical fitness, current events or sportsmanship. It's being Number One, "yah, you betcha!" Because in Mount Rose, you win any way you can.

Let's meet a few of the main contestants: enjoying a firm lead is Becky Leeman (Denise Richards), spoiled little rich girl, daughter of former winner Gladys Leeman (Kirstie Ally). Becky's main talent seems to be sanctimoniousness, sucking up to the judges with all the gusto that she - and her mother - can muster.

Close behind Becky Leeman is television anchorwoman-in-waiting Amber Atkins (Kirsten Dunst), the smart, sexy trailer-park beauty who was raised on second-hand smoke, and dreams of getting out of Mount Rose and away from her trailer home where she lives with her loving mother Annette (Ellen Barkin). If Diane Sawyer could make it out of a small town, so can Amber! This little lady shows promise - especially in underdog perseverance, tap-dancing and beautifying stiffs at the local funeral parlor.

Joining Becky and Amber is an equally ambitious cadre of girls doing animal calls, lip-synching and interpretive sign language dances in sequins and spandex.

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