Drop Dead Gorgeous Poster

Release Date: July 23rd, 1999

DVD Release Date: December 14th, 1999

PG-13|1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Ellen Barkin, Allison Janney, Denise Richards, Kirstie Alley, Sam McMurray, Amy Adams, Tara Redepenning

Director: Michael Jann

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: New Line Cinema, Capella International, KC Medien AG

Distributors: Filmes Castello Lopes [pt], Pony Canyon Inc., Metropolitan Filmexport [fr], Capella International, Icon Film Distribution Ltd., New Line Cinema, New Line Home Video [us], Concorde Filmverleih

Keywords: Mother, Amusing, Dark, Friendship, Rivalry, Friend, Competition, 1990s, Playful