History Film / SerialMom

22nd Nov '16 9:46:24 PM wyattte
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** The band playing at Hammerjacks, the local club, is named Camel Lips - it's actually the members of Music/{{L7}}.
9th Nov '16 7:21:26 AM JamesAustin
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The films stars Kathleen Turner as Beverly, Sam Waterston as her husband Eugene, Ricki Lake as her daughter Misty and Matthew Lillard as her son Chip.

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The films stars Kathleen Turner Creator/KathleenTurner as Beverly, Sam Waterston as her husband Eugene, Ricki Lake as her daughter Misty and Matthew Lillard as her son Chip.
20th Oct '16 1:26:49 PM Mdumas43073
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20th Oct '16 1:23:31 PM Mdumas43073
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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.

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''Serial Mom'' is a 1994 American satirical comedy BlackComedy 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.
20th Oct '16 1:23:15 PM Mdumas43073
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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.

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'''''Serial Mom''''' ''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.


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17th Jul '16 12:05:26 PM Mikeyfan93
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* TheCameo: 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.

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* TheCameo: Creator/SuzanneSomers, 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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* ShoutOut: Waters' previous films appear as VHS tapes in the video store Chip works at.
12th Jul '16 4:29:16 PM Mikeyfan93
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* VillainProtagonist: The central characters is a murderer.

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* VillainProtagonist: The central characters is a murderer.Beverly, obviously.
14th May '16 7:30:26 PM Kooshmeister
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* ArtisticLicenseLaw: Pretty much the entire trial.


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* TheCanKickedHim: Carl.


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* StockScream: By the guy who finds Carl in the bathroom.
8th Jan '16 9:32:29 AM Mikeyfan93
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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.
27th Oct '15 4:20:29 AM DragonQuestZ
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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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