• Death Becomes Her (1992)

Death Becomes Her

Release Date: July 13th, 1992

DVD Release Date: January 20th, 1998

PG-13 |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

When a novelist loses her man to a movie star and former friend, she winds up in a psychiatric hospital. Years later, she returns home to confront the now-married couple, looking radiant. Her ex-husband's new wife wants to know her secret, and discovers that she has been taking a mysterious drug which grants eternal life to the person who drinks it. The actress follows suit, but discovers that immortality has a price.

Cast: Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn, Isabella Rossellini, Ian Ogilvy, Adam Storke, Nancy Fish, Michelle Johnson

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Genres: Fantasy , Comedy

Production Co: Universal Pictures

Distributors: Universal Pictures

Keywords: Hospital, Rivalry, Deception, Madcap, 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Jay ScottThe Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    This wildly black comedy says that in Hollywood, death becomes everyone. [03 Aug 1992]

  • 75
    Dave KehrChicago Tribune

    Insistently grotesque, relentlessly misanthropic and spectacularly tasteless, Death Becomes Her isn't a film designed to win the hearts of the mass moviegoing public. But it is diabolically inventive and very, very funny. show more

  • 75
    Edward GuthmannSan Francisco Chronicle

    Death Becomes Her may be crude and tasteless, but it's also irresistibly funny and very well played by Streep, Hawn and Willis -- each of whom suffered career disappointments of late, and each of whom shines in a role that casts them against type. [31 July 1992, p.D1]

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Winner Achievement in Special Effects
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1993)
Winner Visual Effects