Die Mommie Die!
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Playwright, performer, and drag queen Charles Busch appears in the leading role as aging pop star Angela Arden in the darkly comic melodrama Die Mommie Die. Based on Busch's own play, this film marks the directorial debut of Mark Rucker. In 1967, Angela's career has hit bottom and she's trapped in a loveless marriage to film producer Sol Sussman (Philip Baker Hall). She gets involved in an affair with unemployed TV actor Tony Parker (Jason Priestley). After Sol suddenly dies, Angela's daughter Edith (Natasha Lyonne) plots a conspiracy of revenge and enlists the help of her… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"You quickly start to realize that there's not much of a movie here."
‑ Jay Boyar, Orlando Sentinel
"How can you not like a movie where characters spout ridiculous dialogue such as, 'You can't discard me like one of your false eyelashes!' and believe every word they're hissing?"
‑ Michael Booth, Denver Post
"This drag queen camp farce was an unfunny drag."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Soapy and trashy, and more than a little bit ludicrous. But there's quite a bit of subtext if you need it."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"It plugs ahead on the stamina and sheer nerve of its author-star."
‑ Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
"Cheesy, corny and cheap. In other words, it's everything writer-star Charles Busch wanted his spoof of B-movies to be."
‑ Jeff Strickler, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Picture Far From Heaven done as a farce with a drag queen in the Julianne Moore role. Or don't picture it -- Die is still hotly hilarious."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"If Far From Heaven had had any sense of humor, it might have looked a little like this."
‑ Don Willmott, Filmcritic.com
"...Busch drags his campy send-up of Hollywood melodramas to the screen, and honey does it drag."
‑ Thomas Delapa, Boulder Weekly
"This is such a smug, self-satisfied film that it will leave a bad taste in your mouth, whether you're a fan of old melodramas or not."
‑ Josh Bell, Las Vegas Weekly
"Aside from meeting a memorable character -- an aging pop diva with self-dramatizing flair -- this comedy thrives on arch melodrama and movie smarts."
‑ Robert Denerstein, Denver Rocky Mountain News
"All this probably worked much better as a stage production."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"An extended skit on The Carol Burnett Show with fleeting full frontal nudity."
‑ Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com
"Die Mommie Die! seems more like an amateur revue, perfectly all right for what it is, but not meant to be seen beyond an audience of friends and family."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"It's a tawdry, silly and self-satisfied film, but in the best ways."
‑ Shawn Levy, Oregonian
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