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The films stars Creator/KathleenTurner as Beverly, as well as Creator/SamWaterston as her husband Eugene, Ricki Lake as her daughter Misty and Matthew Lillard as her son Chip.

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The films stars Creator/KathleenTurner Kathleen Turner as Beverly, as well as Creator/SamWaterston Sam Waterston as her husband Eugene, Ricki Lake as her daughter Misty and Matthew Lillard as her son Chip.
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'''''Serial Mom''''' is a 1994 American satirical comedy film written and directed by Creator/JohnWaters. The film centers around Beverly Sutphin, a stay-at-home housewife from UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}} who appears to be a sweet matriarch, but in reality is a SerialKiller who murders anyone who offends her values. The case turns into a media frenzy and Beverly becomes the object of attention by heading into trial. HilarityEnsues.

The films stars Kathleen Turner as Beverly, as well as Sam Waterston as her husband Eugene, Ricki Lake as her daughter Misty and Matthew Lillard as her son Chip.

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'''''Serial Mom''''' is a 1994 American satirical comedy film written and directed by Creator/JohnWaters. The film centers around Beverly Sutphin, a stay-at-home housewife {{housewife}} from UsefulNotes/{{Baltimore}} who appears to be a sweet matriarch, but in reality is a SerialKiller who murders anyone who offends her values. The case turns into a media frenzy and Beverly becomes the object of attention by heading into trial. HilarityEnsues.

The films stars Kathleen Turner Creator/KathleenTurner as Beverly, as well as Sam Waterston Creator/SamWaterston as her husband Eugene, Ricki Lake as her daughter Misty and Matthew Lillard as her son Chip.
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* AssholeVictim: Most of Beverly's victims are at least fairly repugnant early on. She is demonstrated to be ''insanely'' petty as the film progresses, however.

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\n* AssholeVictim: Most of Beverly's victims are at least fairly repugnant early on. She on, though she is demonstrated to be ''insanely'' petty as the film progresses, however.progresses.



* [[spoiler: TheBadGuyWins]]: [[spoiler: Beverly gets an acquittal after she's arrested and put on trial. She even kills one of the jurors who acquitted her on her way out. While this is discovered in front of the media, the recent events leave doubt as to whether things won't just repeat themselves, [[PsychoticSmirk as Beverly quite visibly knows.]]]]
* BerserkButton: Beverly's motives for murder range from social ''faux pas'' (wearing white shoes after Labor Day) to mistreatment of her family (standing up Misty) to [[EvilIsPetty sheer pettiness]] (questioning her parenting, stealing her parking space).
** The judge hates profanity in his courtroom.

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* [[spoiler: TheBadGuyWins]]: TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler: Beverly gets an acquittal after she's arrested and put on trial. She even kills one of the jurors who acquitted her on her way out. While this is discovered in front of the media, the recent events leave doubt as to whether things won't just repeat themselves, [[PsychoticSmirk as Beverly quite visibly knows.]]]]
* BerserkButton: Beverly's motives for murder range from social ''faux pas'' (wearing white shoes after Labor Day) to mistreatment of her family (standing up Misty) to [[EvilIsPetty sheer pettiness]] (questioning her parenting, stealing her parking space).
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The judge hates profanity in his courtroom.



* TheCameo: [[ThreesCompany Suzanne Somers]], who is slated to play Beverly in an upcoming TV movie, is brought to the trial for no other reason than to distract the jury and the judge.

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* BlackComedy: The film doesn't play all the deaths as funny, but does try to find humor in the subject matter.
* TheCameo: [[ThreesCompany Suzanne Somers]], Creator/SuzanneSomers, who is slated to play Beverly in an upcoming TV movie, is brought to the trial for no other reason than to distract the jury and the judge.



* DepravedDentist: Eugene

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* DepravedDentist: EugeneEugene revels in his patients' pain, though not for sadistic or malicious reasons.



* EvilIsPetty: Beverly thrives on it.
* HypocriticalHumor: Frequently used with Beverly, who despite her intense value of social virtues, is in reality petty, catty tempered, sadistic and [[spoiler: in one her juror's case, thoroughly ungrateful.]]

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* EvilIsPetty: Beverly thrives on it.
Beverly's motives for murder range from social ''faux pas'' (wearing white shoes after Labor Day) to mistreatment of her family (standing up Misty) to [[EvilIsPetty sheer pettiness]] (questioning her parenting, stealing her parking space).
* HypocriticalHumor: Frequently used with Beverly, who despite her intense value of social virtues, is in reality petty, catty tempered, sadistic and [[spoiler: in one of her juror's case, thoroughly ungrateful.]]ungrateful]].



* SerialKiller

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* SerialKillerPrettyInMink: Suzanne Somers, being a successful actress, wears a couple full length fur coats in her scenes.
* SerialKiller: The eponymous mom kills several people.



* StepfordSuburbia

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* VillainProtagonist

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* VillainProtagonist VillainProtagonist: The central characters is a murderer.
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* HypocriticalHumor: Frequently used with Beverly, who despite her intense value of social virtues, is in reality petty, catty tempered, sadistic and [[as in one her juror's case, thoroughly ungrateful.]]

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* HypocriticalHumor: Frequently used with Beverly, who despite her intense value of social virtues, is in reality petty, catty tempered, sadistic and [[as [[spoiler: in one her juror's case, thoroughly ungrateful.]]
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* HypocriticalHumor: Frequently used with Beverly, who despite her intense value of social virtues, is in reality petty, catty tempered, sadistic and [[as in one her juror's case, thoroughly ungrateful.]]
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* KangarooCourt: The movie mocks the media's glorification of criminal stories, something Beverly swiftly manipulates to garner sympathy in the court.


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* VillainBall: [[spoiler: Just minutes after being acquitted, Beverly goes to commit her pettiest murder yet, only for the body to be publicly discovered. Of course, since she practically murdered her previous victim in public and still got found innocent, it's questionable whether this one will really be her undoing.]]
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* EvilIsPetty: Beverly thrives on it.


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* OhCrap: [[spoiler: Beverly's family are outright terrified when she is acquitted, knowing they could very easily end up next.]]
** [[spoiler: The juror after realising the person she acquitted is going to now beat her death. Suzanne Somers gets one after the body is discovered, very quickly figuring out the culprit is standing right next to her.]]


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* UngratefulBastard: [[spoiler: Beverly coldly bludgeons to death one of the jurors who acquitted her. For wearing white shoes after labor day.]]
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* ClusterFBomb: Both Beverly and Dottie during the former's prank phone calls.
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* TheCameo: SuzanneSomers, who is slated to play Beverly in an upcoming TV movie, is brought to the trial for no other reason than to distract the jury and the judge.

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* TheCameo: SuzanneSomers, [[ThreesCompany Suzanne Somers]], who is slated to play Beverly in an upcoming TV movie, is brought to the trial for no other reason than to distract the jury and the judge.
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* AuthorAppeal: The premise of the movie springs from John Waters' personal interest in media-heavy criminal cases.

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* AuthorAppeal: The premise of the movie springs from John Waters' personal interest in media-heavy highly publicized criminal cases.



* TheCameo: [[spoiler:Beverly's last victim in the movie is played by Patty Hearst.]]

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* TheCameo: SuzanneSomers, who is slated to play Beverly in an upcoming TV movie, is brought to the trial for no other reason than to distract the jury and the judge.
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[[spoiler:Beverly's last victim in the movie is played by Patty Hearst.]]
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* AuthorAppeal: The premise of the movie springs from John Waters' personal interest in media-heavy criminal cases.
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