Retro Rewind: ‘Death Becomes Her’

Published: Saturday 11th Jun 2016 by David

Welcome to Retro Rewind, the TGJ original feature carved out to take our readers on a journey to TV and Film’s glorious past.

Today, we celebrate the dark comedy that is ‘Death Becomes Her’ starring Goldie Hawn and ‘Doubt’ actress Meryl Streep.

The release made its way to the world in 1992 via Universal Pictures and tells the grim (yet hilarious) tale of feuding artists keen to outperform each other in love, life…and death.

Bruce Willis filled the role of the project’s leading man and joined his aforementioned co-stars to turn its $55 million water into $149 million wine.

Never seen the movie?

You’re in for a Hollyweird and wonderful treat…

Your thoughts?

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  1. Yes June 11, 2016

    I love and live for this movie!!!! Yass @ thatgrapejuice for recognizing this hilarious way a head of its time gem!

    • Maurice June 11, 2016

      YASSS!!! One of my classics!
      Meryl Streep gave me life in this movie; her character was everything and more.
      Another classic of mine is ‘Hocus Pocus’.
      FACK! there were so many good movies in the ’90s.

  2. Dev June 11, 2016

    This movie is great!!!! I was watching this the other day and me and my friend were saying how lazy Hollywood is now and doesn’t have any original ideas and that everything is a remake or a reboot.
    This film is quality. lets hope it does’t get a remake.

  3. MUSICHEAD June 11, 2016

    I remember this movie from when I was a kid. Hilarious! Thanks for reminding me TGJ.

  4. 1mcluver June 11, 2016

    just watched it again the other day i love this movie

  5. SoFresh June 11, 2016

    Wow! How random of TGJ but let me say this is one of my FAVE MOVIES! I know most of the lines and all. Since a kid, I loved it.

    Not to mention when Meryl died and came back with the white outfit and blue eyes, she was killing. Both these ladies were in their 40sthen killing it.

  6. Fancy BISH June 11, 2016

    CHILE, all of ya’ll just put me on to a movie that I can’t BELIEVE I’ve never heard of! AND it’s starring Queen Meryl? AND white chocolate Bruce Willis? Yaaaas! I’ll be watching soon…

  7. Sahsa_T June 11, 2016

    Sooo crazy i was just looking up this movie to watch the other day. haha. #Classic

  8. Thando June 12, 2016

    Meryl’s genius was invaluable to this movie’s script, cause it could’ve gone wrong. She just wore the comedic with the ease she has in all her roles. A loud classic!

  9. cocobutta June 12, 2016

    I was caught of guard when saw this article on here.

    Brilliant ?

  10. Thebaddest June 12, 2016

    This movie is amazing I think Rihanna and Beyonce should redo it no lie that would be dope

    • Suicide Blonde June 12, 2016

      Hilarious that you think Rihanna and Beyoncé can do what Meryl and Goldie did in this film, delusional.

  11. Suicide Blonde June 12, 2016

    Meryl is just the best actress of the past century, the woman cannot do wrong, her longevity is impressive.

  12. Terny June 12, 2016

    I love this film,just watched it for the umpteenth time a few part..”Yes.. i would like to talk about…*clenched teeth* madeline Ashton..”????

  13. Jon Jon June 13, 2016

    Is beyonce gonna put y’all off pay roll for not making a post about her in like 8 hours?

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  15. StarXavi June 13, 2016

    I absolutely LOVE this movie! The shade thrown in this movie is epic!!! Everything about this movie has stood the test of time, because it is still pure hilarity! Meryll and Goldie SLAYT!!

  16. MeowPow June 15, 2016

    Goldie in that fat suit with a cabinet full of cake frosting still has me crying laughing

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