Who knew the Minnesota beauty pageant circuit could be so deadly?
This week, the "Second Run" squad set their sights on the very dark 1999 mockumentary "Drop Dead Gorgeous," which boasts an all-star cast that includes Kirstie Alley, Ellen Barkin, Denise Richards, Alison Janney, Kirsten Dunst, and ... wait for it ... Amy Adams. Topics discussed include how amazing Alison Janney is (seriously, it's worth watching just to see her steal the entire movie), the insulting/condescending nature of small-town comedy, and all of the racist jokes that just wouldn't fly in 2017.
Tune in next time, when we explore the magic and majesty of Tony's pick, 1991's "The Rocketeer," starring Billy Campbell, Jennifer Connelly, and Timothy Dalton.
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An annual beauty pageant in small-town Minnesota turns ridiculously competitive and ultimately chaotic in this biting comedy. Amber Atkins (Kirsten Dunst), the daughter of hard-drinking mom Annette (Ellen Barkin), and Becky Leeman (Denise Richards), who is motivated by her former beauty-queen mother, Gladys (Kirstie Alley), are among the top contenders in the event. As Amber, Becky, and other local girls prepare for the big day, bizarre incidents occur, leading up to an ending with a bang. Read More