Death Becomes Her
Critics and general audiences weren't quite sure what to make of Death Becomes Her when it was released in the summer of 1992, but this ultra-dark comedy has definitely picked up a cult following in the ensuing decades. The performances are great, the effects still work, and the film's cynical sense of humor plays a lot better now than it did when we were kids.
So what happened here? Why wasn't it more widely embraced at the time? Is this a misunderstood masterpiece or are there other aspects of this that prevent it from being as good as it could be?
Topics include: the overhaul the movie got after a disastrous test screening, whether or not those changes contributed to a largely unfocused first act, Bruce Willis' incredible against-type performance, an added dimension to Lisle's backstory from a previous draft of the script, Sydney Pollack's scene-stealing cameo, great examples of why director Robert Zemeckis is a true pioneer of special effects, how the movie ultimately manages to overcome a lot of its shortcomings, and much much more!