Die Mommie Die!
Die Mommie Die! (2003)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: October 31, 2003
DVD Release Date: June 29, 2004
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Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This stagy production has enough funny moments to work.

Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel

You quickly start to realize that there's not much of a movie here.

Michael Booth
Denver Post

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?

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This drag queen camp farce was an unfunny drag.

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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Cheesy, corny and cheap. In other words, it's everything writer-star Charles Busch wanted his spoof of B-movies to be.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

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.

Don Willmott

If Far From Heaven had had any sense of humor, it might have looked a little like this.

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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Aside from meeting a memorable character -- an aging pop diva with self-dramatizing flair -- this comedy thrives on arch melodrama and movie smarts.

Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

All this probably worked much better as a stage production.

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Kent Turner

An extended skit on The Carol Burnett Show with fleeting full frontal nudity.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
El Hombre Invisible
Die Mommie Die is more than a modern take on melodramas from the '50s and '60s in which unpleasant situations were blown out of proportion in order to… More
Leigh Ryan
Weird beyond belief and very bad acting. Although the acid trip was fantastic.
Daniel Parsons
A very enjoyable send up/homage to <i>Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?</i> type films, this is a funny tale of double-crossings, secrets and murder,… More