Sunday, July 14, 2013

DROP DEAD GORGEOUS (1999)

Hmmm...it's kinda hard to decide where to even start with this one.  I guess it all depends on if you enjoy fake documentaries or not.  DROP DEAD GORGEOUS is a very funny 90's fake documentary about a teenage beauty pageant in the small Jesus-lovin' town of Mount Rose, Minnesota.  The film crew is there to follow some of the participants and organizers of the pageant but they get more than they bargained for when some of the people involved start ending up dead or seriously injured in bizarre accidents.  As serious as that sounds it all comes off light-hearted thanks to the clever writing and the excellent acting by a cast that clearly gets what the filmmakers were going for.

Murder, half-melted hand fused into a beer can, tap dancing, SOYLENT GREEN humor,  dead bodies, a young Amy Adams looking hot as Hell, incorrect subtitles on the DVD, tons of quotable lines, explosions, vomiting, singing.  DDG is a lot of fun...till the end when it kinds drops off for some reason, but still, even at only 85% funny it's a great film and definitely worth a watch for fans of stuff like "Reno 911" and A MIGHTY WIND.