Death Becomes Her [DVD] [1992]

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Meryl Streep has a ball as the deliciously vicious Madeline Ashton, a flamboyantly mannered actre... Read more

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Meryl Streep has a ball as the deliciously vicious Madeline Ashton, a flamboyantly mannered actress who makes Bette Davis's formidable Margo Channing in _All About Eve_ look like a wallflower. Goldie Hawn is also in razor-sharp comedic form as Madeline's long-time "best friend," Helen. Sensing a bargain she just can't resist, Madeline steals Helen's meek, plastic-surgeon husband Ernest (Bruce Willis) for her own convenience, and the two women become sworn enemies. But the real complications arise when the two are introduced to a secret anti-aging formula by a mysterious and exotic woman (Isabella Rossellini, delightfully ridiculous) that not only smoothes away wrinkles but actually guarantees immortality. As their undying bodies are twisted and mutilated by violent attacks on each other, both women grow increasingly dependent on Ernest for cosmetic repair. The pioneering digital effects inflicted on Streep and Hawn are as grotesque as they are imaginative and hilarious. Like James Cameron (_The Abyss_, _Titanic_), Zemeckis loves a technical challenge, and the new visual tools developed for this movie made his later work (in _Forrest Gump_ and _Contact_) possible. The digital video disc includes a short feature on the movie's production. --_Jim Emerson, Amazon.com_