Drop Dead Gorgeous... hilarious!

posted by Jeff | Sunday, July 15, 2007, 4:54 PM | comments: 1

I think it was Cath who suggested to me I rent Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), though I don't remember under what context. Being a Kirsten Dunst fan, it's strange that I never saw it in the first place. It was hilarious!

First off, it takes place in Minnesota, so seeing Kirsty Alley, Kirsten and others doing the accent is hilarious. There are a whole lot of people you'd recognize, like Brittany Murphy (pre-anorexia), Ellen Barkin (Oceans 13, still hot over 50), Allison Janney (The West Wing), that woman who played Frau Farbissina in Austin Powers... all great performances. I mean, there's a lot of good comedy. The one let down is that Denise Richards didn't do the accent. Lame.

It's basically about a beauty pagent in rural Minnesota, leading up to a national event. Loved it. Very funny. Many quotable lines all over the place. I wonder how this one just slid under the radar and I never saw it.


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Catherine, July 16, 2007, 12:57 AM #

Yeah I suggested you watch it, because we were talking about the whole "mocumentary" genre, and also the whole perv girl-watching thing with you taking pictures of the ladies playing volleyball.... just joking about it, but it's hilarious in the movie!!!!


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