• To Die For (1995)

To Die For

Release Date: September 29th, 1995

DVD Release Date: November 10th, 1998

R |1 hr 43 min

Plot Summary

Suzanne Stone (Nicole Kidman) is a weather reporter at her small-town cable station, but she dreams of being a big-time news anchor. However, she feels that her middle-class husband (Matt Dillon) is holding her back, so she decides to have him murdered. For this, she enlists Jimmy (Joaquin Phoenix), a high school boy who is enamored with her. The plan doesn't work exactly as she intended, though, and her husband's family starts to suspect that she was involved in his death.

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Matt Dillon, Joaquin Phoenix, Casey Affleck, Illeana Douglas, Alison Folland, Dan Hedaya, Wayne Knight

Director: Gus Van Sant

Genres: Comedy drama , Thriller

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Dark, Amusing, Murder, Revenge, Wife, Husband, Fall, Witty, Love, 1990s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 88
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Kidman is superb at making Suzanne into someone who is not only stupid, vain and egomaniacal (we've seen that before) but also vulnerably human. show more

  • 88
    Michael WilmingtonChicago Tribune

    Kidman crafts a characterization of breathtakingly controlled artifice, dead-on timing, dizzyingly precise humor. Her part is a knockout--in every sense of the word. [6 Oct 1995]

  • 88
    Mike ClarkUSA Today

    Not since Tuesday Weld in "Pretty Poison" has an actress so played off her fresh-faced beauty for such pointed black-comic effect. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com


Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1996)