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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Both Amy Adams and Kirsten Durst would go on to play girlfriends of Superheros. Amy Adams played Lois Lane in Man of Steel and Superman v Batman. Kirsten Durst played Mary Jane Watson in the Spider-man series with Toby McGuire. See more »
Before performing the physical fitness routine, the girls say their step ladders are still wet with paint, but when the Vaseline is brought around to them, their hands are clean. Later, when they are on the stage, their hands are covered in paint. See more »
[Amber is being filmed in her bedroom in her trailer. Annette is heard coughing]
That's my mom.
Hey, Amber, did ya get my smokes?
Oh, yah, I'll get 'em in a sec.
[walks in and sees the camera crew]
Oh, they're from Los Angeles. They wanted to see my room and film me for their movie.
Yah, well, if they ask you to take your top off, get the money first.
[she leaves the room]
And go get my smokes!
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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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