History Film / DeathBecomesHer

6th Jan '17 8:08:28 AM AnotherGuy
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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: The film presents a surprisingly philosophical discussion of this trope. Of course, when the priest eulogizing Ernest says he'd found the secret to immortality through his children and his good works, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Helen and Madeline both mock the eulogy]].

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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: The film presents a surprisingly philosophical discussion of this trope. Of course, when the priest eulogizing Ernest says he'd found the secret to immortality through his children and his good works, [[ComicallyMissingThePoint Helen and Madeline both both]] [[BlahBlahBlah mock the eulogy]].
6th Jan '17 8:07:39 AM AnotherGuy
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* CentralTheme: WhoWantsToLiveForever
6th Jan '17 8:06:49 AM AnotherGuy
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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: How Helen wants to kill Madeline - putting her in a car with a dozen empty liquor bottles and having it drive off a cliff.
6th Jan '17 8:05:26 AM AnotherGuy
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* BrickJoke: Ernest mentions that since makeup doesn't properly adhere to dead skin, he has to use flesh-coloured spray paint on cadavers. [[spoiler: After being physically dead for 37 years, Mad and Hel need to carry some around to cover their decaying flesh. One of them drops some, which Hel trips on and takes Mad with her down a flight of stairs.]]

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* BrickJoke: Ernest mentions that since makeup doesn't properly adhere to dead skin, he has to use flesh-coloured spray paint on cadavers. [[spoiler: After being physically dead for 37 years, Mad and Hel need to carry some around to cover their decaying flesh. One of them drops some, which Hel trips on and takes Mad with her down a flight of stairs.]]]] Falling down a flight of stairs is another brick joke as well, with one party deciding ''not'' to help the other from taking a tumble.
6th Jan '17 8:04:01 AM AnotherGuy
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* ChewingTheScenery: From three actors you'd ''least'' expect to: Streep, Willis and Hawn. Of the three, Streep is not only chewing the scenery, but she's having a scenery banquet.
6th Jan '17 7:59:12 AM AnotherGuy
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* {{Troll}}: Seems Elvis [[ElvisLives enjoys making appearances]] just to freak people out. He gets teasingly called out for it by the emcee.
6th Jan '17 7:57:42 AM AnotherGuy
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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Creator/ElvisPresley, Creator/MarilynMonroe, Creator/AndyWarhol, and Creator/JamesDean are among several noted "dead" celebrities seen in the gathering of immortals. Creator/GretaGarbo is also mentioned as being among their ranks.

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* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Creator/ElvisPresley, Creator/MarilynMonroe, Creator/AndyWarhol, Creator/JamesDean, and Creator/JamesDean [[Music/TheDoors Jim Morrison]] are among several noted "dead" celebrities seen in the gathering of immortals. Creator/GretaGarbo is also mentioned as being among their ranks.
2nd Jan '17 11:15:19 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* StylisticSuck: Only Meryl Streep, one of the best actresses in the world, could convincingly play one of the worst hams to ever grace stage and[=/=]or screen.

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* StylisticSuck: Only Meryl Streep, one of the best actresses in the world, could convincingly play one of the worst hams to ever grace (dis)grace stage and[=/=]or screen.
31st Dec '16 4:48:07 AM Ciara25
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* AndThenWhat: Ernest wonders this when [[WhoWantsToLiveForever offered immortality]].

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* AndThenWhat: Ernest wonders this when [[WhoWantsToLiveForever offered immortality]]. What's he supposed to ''do'' for the rest of eternity? What if he gets bored? And why would he want to be stuck with Madeline and Helen forever?
28th Nov '16 12:02:26 PM Ciara25
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* HenpeckedHusband: Ernest. So much. He would rather suffer a potentially fatal fall than deal with his bitchy wife for the rest of his life.

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* HenpeckedHusband: Ernest. So much. He would rather suffer a potentially fatal fall than deal with his bitchy wife for the rest of his life. Although to be fair, if she'd gotten her way it would have been an unbearably ''long'' life.



* HollywoodMidLifeCrisis: All three main characters suffer this. Ernest copes at the end and starts his life anew at 50.

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* HollywoodMidLifeCrisis: All three main characters suffer this. Ernest copes learns to cope and appreciate what he's got at the end end, and starts his life anew at 50.



* ImmunityDisability: The two women gain immortality just before one suffers a broken neck and the other has a hole blown through her stomach. They're immortal, sure, but their bodies are falling to pieces, literally. The very end of the movie has their heads rolling down the stairs.

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* ImmunityDisability: The two women gain immortality just ''just'' before one suffers a broken neck and the other has a hole blown through her stomach. They're immortal, sure, but their bodies are falling to pieces, literally. The very end of the movie has their heads bodies breaking into bits after rolling down the stairs.stairs and their heads snapping off.



* MurderingTheHypotenuse: Helen wanted to kill Madeline, concocting an elaborate plan with Ernest's help.

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* MurderingTheHypotenuse: Helen wanted wants to kill Madeline, concocting an elaborate plan with Ernest's help.



* NeverMyFault: Neither Madeline nor Helen are willing to accept any responsibility for the bad things that happen in their lives, endlessly blaming eachother and any other excuse they can come up with.

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* NeverMyFault: Neither Madeline nor Helen are willing to accept any responsibility for the bad things that happen in their lives, endlessly blaming eachother each other and any other excuse they can come up with.



* PragmaticVillainy: Helen desperately wants Madeline dead, but when Ernest calls her and tells her that he pushed Madeline to her (temporary) death rather than going through her more elaborate plan, she isn't happy about it since Ernest's recklessness has put them in great jeopardy of being blamed for the crime.

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* PragmaticVillainy: Helen desperately wants Madeline dead, but when Ernest calls her and tells her that he pushed Madeline to her (temporary) death rather than going through her with Helen's more elaborate plan, she isn't happy about it since Ernest's recklessness has put them in great jeopardy of being blamed for the crime.



* RuleOfPool: Helen is blown into a pond, and Ernest falls into one.

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* RuleOfPool: Helen is blown into a pond, pond thanks to a shotgun blast in the stomach, and Ernest falls into one.



* WoundThatWillNotHeal: After Madeline and Helen drink the immortality potion, they find any wound they suffer to be like this. They can't die, but their bodies can be severely damaged, which they discover only after suffering injuries that would have normally killed them, such as Madeline suffering a broken neck and Helen having a hole blown through her stomach with a shotgun. For all intents and purposes, they're ''zombies''; their souls are bound to their bodies forever, but since their bodies are clinically dead, they no longer have the ability to heal.

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* WoundThatWillNotHeal: After Madeline and Helen drink the immortality potion, they find any wound they suffer to be like this. They technically can't die, 'die', but their bodies can be severely damaged, which they discover only after suffering injuries that would have normally killed them, such as Madeline suffering a broken neck and Helen having a hole blown through her stomach with a shotgun. For all intents and purposes, they're ''zombies''; their souls are bound to their bodies forever, but since their bodies are clinically dead, they no longer have the ability to heal.
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