Drop Dead Gorgeous
Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999)

The local boosters of Mount Rose, Minnesota proudly invites 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… More

Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: July 23, 1999
DVD Release Date: October 2, 2001
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Critic Score: 44% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's dark humor sometimes hits, but mostly misses the target.

Barbara Shulgasser
Chicago Tribune

Incompetent and silly!

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The ideas are funnier than the images.

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Too caustic to be as funny as it easily should be with this scenario and in some cases these exact lines of dialogue.

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Sean P. Means

Drop Dead Gorgeous is a satire of beauty contests, which is simultaneously beating a dead horse and kicking a stubborn mule.

Jeff Millar
Houston Chronicle

Funny and sharply satiric!

James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

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.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

Drop Dead Gorgeous hasn't enough structural savvy to make it a winner.

Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly

A graceless mockumentary!

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Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room

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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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Martin Sahlin
It was pretty funny. And Brittany Murphy was just great
Cassandra Maples
Ellen Barkin is the trailer trash mother of Amber (Kirsten Dunst), Kirstie Alley is the homicidally ambitious mother of Becky (Denise Richards) a spoilt rich… More
Jameson Worley
I had very low expections for this film. In fact, the only reason I watched it was because this is Amy Adams' debut film. However, this film was quite… More
Jennifer Xu
Sooo...they really need to make more movies like this. Hilarious, wicked, catfighty, beauty pageant goodness. Everybody plays their roles to pitch-perfection.… More
Spencer S.
This is a great comedy with great actresses including Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, and Sally Field.
Dean King
An enjoyable comedy about a beauty pageant in the style of a documentary. Has a great cast in their earlier years here. Has some very funny moments, quite a… More