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Drop Dead Gorgeous Movie Review Summary

Actors: Kirstie Alley, Denise Richards, Kirsten Dunst, Ellen Barkin

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This movie is a satire about beauty pageants and the lengths some people will go to in order to win them. The annual beauty pageant is taking place in a small Minnesota town and it is being covered by a TV crew. Former winner Gladys Leeman (Alley) wants her daughter Rebecca (Richards) to win, no matter what. She will stop at nothing to make it happen including causing explosions, trailer fires, falling lights and even accidental death of other contestants. The Leeman family are the richest in town therefore the local police turn a blind eye to most of the disasters that surround the pageant. Amber Atkins (Dunst) is the good girl in the competition but also Rebecca's number one rival. She too wants very much to win but does not employ any devious methods that undermine the competition. More deaths are to follow before the final results are in and the beauty queen crowned.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Patti Illsley



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   model

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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