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Actors: Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Ricki Lake, Matthew Lillard

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Written and directed by the infamous John Waters, Serial Mom stars Kathleen Turner as Beverly R. Sutphin, an outwardly normal looking housewife and mother. But appearances are deceieving. The movie opens up with your typical middle class american family eating breakfast. Her husband Eugene (Sam Waterston), son Chip (Matthew Lillard), and daughter Misty (Ricky Lake). Interupting their morning is a knock at the door from the police. They are investigating a complaint of crank phone calls. This is when the movie kicks in. Beverly starts to kill anyone that distrubs her family. She knocks off Chip's math teacher, Misty's boyfriend, and neighbors anyone else who gets in her way. But Eugene starts to suspect somethings up when he finds serial killer material underneath his bed. The kids also begin to wonder too. Their suspicions would soon be confirmed and a parade of police cars would follow them everywhere. Beverly is apprehended and is put on trial and sent to prison. A real over-the-top satire on everything from the protypical family life to americas obsession with serial killers blended with John Waters twisted sense of humor.
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The review of this Movie prepared by Bobby Blades




Beverly Sutphin seems like an ordinary Mom with ordinary chores. The only trouble is when she gets mad, she gets really mad! She makes obscene phone calls to a cranky neighbor and she runs over an obnoxious teacher with her car. Other strange things happen in Baltimore, and people suspect Beverly. Despite her crimes though, everyone cheers for "Serial Mom."
The review of this Movie prepared by BethG




Beverly Sutphin (Turner) is a perfect mom with a jovial dentist husband named Eugene (Waterston) and two kids, Misty and Chris. They are shocked to hear a neighbor in their Baltimore suburb has been receiving obscene and harassing phone calls. It turns out Beverly is the one making those calls! She's inspired to murder anyone who offends her peculiar sensibilities. Will she be able to preserve and protect her beloved family, or will the law catch up with her? After years of making offbeat and offensive independent movies, John Waters wrote and directed this studio film in 1994. It has a lot of his signature content -- closeups of people eating noisily, a good look at the dentist's drill at work, a guy skewered by a fire poker in a men's room -- so this over-the-top comic horror film may not be to everyone's taste. Lots of amusing cameos, including Mink Stole, Suzanne Somers, Patricia Hearst, Tracy Lords, and Joan Rivers.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus



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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Comedy or Parody about    -   criminals

Main Character

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

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   touching of personal anatomy

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