Opened: July 31, 1992
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn, Isabella Rossellini, Ian Ogilvy, Adam Storke, Alaina Reed Hall, Michelle Johnson, Mary Ellen Trainor, Susan Kellermann, William Frankfather, John Ingle, Debra Jo Rupp, Fabio & Sydney Pollack
A campy, comedy film from known sci-fi director Robert Zemeckis, Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn are at their comedic best in Death Becomes Her.
Actress Madeline Ashton (Streep) steals the fiancée – Dr. Ernest Menville (Bruce Willis) – from her friend Helen Sharp (Hawn). Years later, Madeline is shocked when Helen attends a party looking better than ever. They both employ the help of a potion that give them eternally youthful looks.
You could pay most audiences to sit back and watch Streep and Hawn fight all day. Their bickering is hilarious and as their characters’ circumstances get more and more crazy, they become even funnier. Add Willis into the mix and you have a perfect trio.
Though the storyline becomes insane, there’s never a moment where you’d think of turning this off.
Final say: Death becomes Streep & Hawn. ★★★★☆