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June Cleaver-like housewife Turner is nearly perfect, except when someone disrupts her orderly life. Didn't rewind your videotape? Chose the white shoes after Labor Day? Uh oh. Stardom reigns after she's caught and the murderer-as-celebrity phenomenon is exploited to the fullest. Darkly funny Waters satire tends toward the mainstream and isn't as perverse as earlier efforts, but still maintains a shocking edge (vital organs are good for an appearance or two). Turner's chameleonic performance as the perfect mom/crazed killer is right on target, recalling "The War of the Roses." Waterston, Lake, and Lillard are terrific as her generic suburban family.

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Available on Running time 93 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Black Comedy, Serial Killers, Strained Suburbia, Monster Moms, Satire & Parody, Dental Mayhem, Family Comedy
Screenplay
John Waters
Cast
Kathleen Turner, Sam Waterston, Ricki Lake, Matthew Lillard, Mink Stole, Traci Lords, Suzanne Somers, Joan Rivers, Patty (Patricia Campbell) Hearst, Mary Jo Catlett, Justin Whalin, Susan Lowe, Alan J. Wendl, Mary Vivian Pearce
Cinematography
Robert Stevens
Director
John Waters
Music
Basil Poledouris
Other
John Waters
Producer
Mark Tarlov, John Fiedler, Joseph M. Caracciolo, Polar Entertainment, Savoy Pictures

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