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  • Summary: Created as an ode to the Ross Hunter-style big-screen soaps of the 60's, Die Mommie Die features theater veteran Busch as the fallen pop diva, Angela Arden. (Sundance Film Series)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Alexis Soloski
    80
    Though Natasha Lyonne as bratty daughter and Philip Baker Hall as the disposable spouse impress, it's Busch's heartfelt Joan Crawford homage that enthralls. Busch can transcend even the smog, making hazy camp seem fresh.
  2. Makes a jolly absurdist stew out of its sources.
  3. 75
    Busch combines French absurdist theater and American performance art with a drag queen's flamboyant wit.
  4. Taken together, the sum of so many parts is too schizophrenic to be wholeheartedly embraced -- the movie is played for parody, but with a veneer of respectability that leaves the whole endeavor betwixt and between.
  5. 50
    The problem with Die, Mommie, Die, a drag send-up of the genre, is that it spoils the fun by making it obvious.
  6. A one-note farce that struggles just to remain on key.
  7. 20
    Mean-spirited and stagy where "Psycho Beach Party" was cinematic and charming, Die, Mommie, Die recycles gags from Busch's screenwriting debut--from transparently phony rear projection to a character's crippling constipation--and the law of diminishing returns kicks in pretty hard.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 2 out of 4

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