Warner Archive Collection is releasing director Michael Patrick Jann’s underrated witty comedy satire, Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999) on Blu-ray.
The Sarah Rose American Teen Princess Pageant is a beauty contest to die for! And that is exactly what the contestants in Mount Rose, Minnesota, are doing. Ever since the vivacious-but-vicious former beauty queen Gladys Leeman (Kirstie Alley, TVs Cheers) started pushing her charm-challenged daughter, Rebecca (Denise Richards, The World Is Not Enough), to win at all costs, the competition has been dropping like flies. Between exploding tractors and deadly hunting accidents, it is a wonder the top challenger, poor Amber (Kirsten Dunst, Spider-Man), has the courage to keep her tap shoes on. But after Ambers mother (Ellen Barkin, TVs Animal Kingdom) is injured in a suspicious trailer-park-beauty-shop bombing, Amber is determined to fight to the finish and the battle between the good and the bad is about to get ugly!
Experience plenty of mom, apple pie, and all-American mayhem, plus a hit-packed soundtrack, in this breakthrough comedy that is clever, fearless, and loaded with wicked lines and touches (Los Angeles Times).
In spite of all the predictability, the campy tone of Drop Dead Gorgeous, combined with such fun performances, is what makes it so wonderful.Danielle Solzman — Solzy at the Movies
Release date: October 6, 2020
|Director||Michael Patrick Jann|
|Cast||Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, Ellen Barkin|
|Discs||1 Blu-ray Disc|
|Run Time||98 minutes|
|Formats||Color / 1.85:1|