Drop Dead Gorgeous
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Drop Dead Gorgeous
So how far would you go to win a beauty pageant? That's the burning question of Drop Dead Gorgeous, in which the citizens of Mount Rose, Minnesota gear up for the year's biggest event, the Sarah Rose Miss Teen Princess America Pageant, in which Becky Leeman (Denise Richards) and Amber Atkins (Kirsten Dunst) are the contestants to beat. Becky's mother Gladys (Kirstie Alley), a former beauty queen herself, has instilled in her daughter a drive to succeed at any cost. And Gladys will do anything to help Becky's chances of success. Amber's mother Annette (Ellen Barkin) is… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 45%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Incompetent and silly!"
‑ Barbara Shulgasser, Chicago Tribune
"As mean-spirited as movies come!"
‑ Susan Stark, Detroit News
"Relentlessly defective!"
‑ Wesley Morris, San Francisco Examiner
"It all feels a bit like an uninspired take on Christopher Guest's genuinely hilarious Waiting for Guffman."
‑ Marc Savlov, Austin Chronicle
"Exhibits a lot of attitude but not a whole lot of smarts."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"Drop Dead Gorgeous hasn't enough structural savvy to make it a winner."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"Williams, however, thinks we should be tickled just by the mere mention of cow-tipping, lutefisk and Melissa Manchester. ... Poor people living in trailer parks and wearing polyester -- pretty witty stuff, this."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Derivative, a rip-off!"
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
‑ Steve Schneider, Orlando Weekly
"Some of this material is undeniably funny, but it will surely be painful to some viewers and reinforce negative prejudice in others."
‑ Arthur Lazere, culturevulture.net
"The ideas are funnier than the images."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"If a movie billed as a comedy has not a single laugh, can it still be called a comedy?"
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"Drop Dead Gorgeous is undeniably a refinement of the Farrelly Bros.' brand of audacity."
‑ Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
"The film finally loses all effectiveness as satire and disintegrates into vomit jokes and clumsy anti-climaxes."
‑ William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"In this movie you can literally spot the seam where it crosses the line from the really good section to the completely botched one."
‑ Widgett Walls, Needcoffee.com
More reviews for Drop Dead Gorgeous on Rotten Tomatoes

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