In a small Minnesota town, the annual beauty pageant is being covered by a TV crew. Former winner Gladys Leeman wants to make sure her daughter follows in her footsteps. Explosions, falling lights, and trailer fires prove that. As the Leemans are the richest family in town the police are pretty relaxed about it all. Despite everything, main rival (but nice) Amber Atkins won't be stopped. There could well be more death and disappointment to come. Written by
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The town of Mount Rose is fictional and is a anagram of Rosemount, where screenwriter Lona Williams graduated from high school. However, all the other Minnesota cities mentioned in the film (such as Burnsville, Forest Lake and Pine City) are real cities in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. See more »
When Becky visits Mary at the hospital, Amber is combing her hair and a chunk falls out. Amber places the chunk back on Mary's crown. When Becky enters, Mary is suddenly wearing a tiara and the chunk of hair is hanging in front of her nightgown. There wouldn't have been time for Amber to have picked up the tiara from the dresser and fixed her hair. See more »
Amber, I'm sorry, I really am, but you know the rules. All talent costumes have to be OK'd by Gladys before the pageant.
But doesn't someone taking your costume so you can't complete overrule that rule?
Amber, I'm sorry, I don't make up the rules.
Oh! This... This is bullshit!
Amber Atkins, that is not American Teen Princess language!
Good, cos this isn't an American Teen Princess Pageant! This is... This is... This is Nazi Germany!
[she storms off]
[to the camera]
Where do they get this stuff?
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(referencing Hank's request to be freed from the car door) It is the policy of the documentary crew to remain true observers and not interfere with its subjects. See more »
I really found Drop Dead Gorgeous great!! I've seen it on TV and I found it really hilarious. Humour is very dark and second degree, mocking as much beauty pageants and deep America and the decision ways in small towns as well as the fake values so often praised by mainstream television. Several scenes are incredibly funny (but cannot be described here in order to avoid spoilers).
The cast is great (and includes the marvelous Denise Richards as well as a bunch of Young great actresses)and the scenario follows its dark humor to the end of the movie.
Definitively a movie to watch, especially if you are open minded and like deep irony and subtle but strong messages.
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