Just the right amount of dark humor for this film.
over 5 years
almost 6 years
It's fun to watch pre-fame Dunst and Adams, but the movie misses as often as it hits.
over 6 years
I liked this. Hell, they should remake it.
Darkly compelling and funny, this documentary-style satire captivates and entertains.
over 7 years
Dark, sharply written and very funny. Zoolander but nastier.
Drop Dead Gorgeous is a 1999 American dark comedy film directed by Michael Patrick Jann and starring Kirstie Alley, Ellen Barkin, Denise Richards, Brittany Murphy and Kirsten Dunst. Shot in a mockumentary format, it follows the contestants in a beauty pageant called the Sarah Rose Cosmetics Mount Rose American Teen Princess Pageant, held in the small town of Mount Rose, Minnesota. The film is also notable for featuring the debut of the Academy Award-nominated actress Amy Adams.
In 1995, the small and staunchly conservative town of Mount Rose, Minnesota is preparing for its annual beauty pageant. Amber Atkins signs up for the pageant, hoping that by winning she will be able to leave the dead-end town and become successful. She also does it to follow in the footsteps of her idols, Diane Sawyer, and her mother, a former contestant. Amber and her mother live in a trailer near their friend Loretta. Amber works as a beautician at the local funeral home, and as a dishwasher at her school....