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The fifth film in the Child's Play series, and the last to be released in theaters.

Series creator Don Mancini directs, and once again focuses more on comedy. Six years have passed since the events of Bride of Chucky. Glen, the son of Chucky and Tiffany born during the events of the previous film, makes a meager living as a ventriloquist's dummy and dreams of meeting his famous parents. He successfully tracks the dolls to Hollywood and revives them. They have somewhat unique approaches on parenthood. Now they want to have some family fun, with Tiffany intending to possess actress Jennifer Tilly who portrayed her on screen.


This film provides examples of:

  • Accent Relapse: Jason Flemyng uses an American accent at first, but reverts to his English when the Chucky prop malfunctions.
  • Actor Allusion:
    • John Waters plays a photographer, just like the titular character of his film Pecker. His death, involving acid getting splashed on his face, is similar to what happens to Dawn Davenport in his film Female Trouble, where she gets splashed with acid, scarring her face. Unlike Waters' character, Dawn survives.
    • Jennifer Tilly's lobbying for the part of the Virgin Mary echoes a scene from a Christmas Episode of Family Guy. In the episode, her character, Bonnie Swanson, plays the part of Mary in a play about the nativity.
  • Adam Westing: Jennifer Tilly plays herself, longing to go against type and willing to sleep with the director to play the Virgin Mary.
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  • Ambiguous Gender: Due to literal Barbie Doll Anatomy, Chucky and Tiffany can't tell whether their child is a boy or girl. Chucky decides it's a boy called Glen, Tiffany a girl called Glenda. The child decides on being a boy.
  • An Axe to Grind: It features axe-murdering.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: After seeing Chucky and Tiffany gleefully murder someone, Glen asks them "Why do you kill people?" Apparently, no one has ever asked them this question and it's not something they were ever prepared to answer. Chucky eventually stammers "It's a hobby really, it helps us relax" and claims killing is "A time honored family tradition for generations." This is what makes Tiffany believe she and Chucky have to stop killing, for their child's sake. It, of course, goes poorly for all involved.
  • Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking:
  • As Herself:
    • Jennifer Tilly. Doubles as a Celebrity Paradox (she portrayed the living Tiffany in the previous film, and provides her voice after she died and her soul was transferred into a doll).
    • Redman has decided to branch out from the music industry into film-making.
    • Special effects technician Tony Gardener getting killed off at the beginning.
    • Jason Flemyng plays himself starring in the same movie as Chucky and Tiffany.
  • Asshole Victim: The Love to Hate photographer (played by John Waters) stalking Jennifer Tilly and taking pictures of her, her boyfriend, and Chucky masturbating.
  • Author Avatar: Openly gay director Don Mancini (who wrote the previous Chucky films) admits that Glen(da) is himself when he was struggling with his own sexuality as a kid.
  • Ax-Crazy: Glenda counts too.
  • Badass Boast: Chucky delivers the best one this movie:
    Chucky: If this is what it takes to be human, then I'd rather take my chances as a supernaturally-possessed doll! It's less complicated that way! Think about it, Tiff! What's so great about being human anyway? You get sick! You get old! You can't get it up anymore. I'm not looking forward to that! ... As a doll, I'm fucking infamous! I'm one of the most notorious slashers in history and I'm not going to give that up. I am Chucky! The killer doll! And I dig it! I have everything I want! A beautiful wife, a multi-talented kid. This is who I am, Tiff! This is me!
  • The Bad Guy Wins: At the end, Tiffany successfully takes over Jennifer Tilly's body. If you take into account that Jennifer Tilly portrayed Tiffany in human form in the previous film... one might arrive into the assumption that Tiffany regained her old body.
  • Beleaguered Assistant: Joan, who is forced to run around for Jennifer all the time.
  • Broken Pedestal: Jennifer Tilly is Tiffany's favourite actress - and is shocked when she discovers that Jennifer is trying to get a part by sleeping with the director.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: Glen does this after Chucky mistakes him for Glenda.
    Chucky: Glenda?
    Glen: "No, dad! It's me, your boy! Your chip off the old block! You proud of me now, daddy?! Are ya?!" (says this while chopping Chucky up with an ax)
  • Celebrity Paradox / Celebrity Resemblance: Jennifer Tilly most prominently, as it seems that the real-life Tiffany just so happened to both look and sound exactly like her. Also underplayed with Brad Dourif, as he apparently exists in-universe to voice Chucky in the film-within-film.
  • Coming-Out Story: Openly gay director Don Mancini, who wrote all of the films, stated that Glen's sexually confused character was a metaphor for his own coming out.
  • Creator In-Joke: On the film set, Tiffany's arm comes loose and grabs the floor manager's crotch. In Bride of Chucky, Jennifer Tilly joked on the DVD Commentary that the Chucky puppet kept grabbing her breasts.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Chucky, especially.
    Tiff: Oh no! I am not getting pregnant again! Like my mother always said, once is a blessing, twice is a curse.
    Chucky: Well that would explain your sister.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Glen loses it when Chucky kills Tiffany.
  • Dinky Drivers: It actually comes into play.
  • Disproportionate Retribution:
    • Tiffany disembowels Redman when Jennifer Tilly states that Redman may have caused her to become pregnant.
    • She also kills the nanny when she belittles her daughter, even though she has been doing terrible things.
  • Don't Explain the Joke: Chucky and "Glen" are out joyriding, when Chucky runs Britney Spears off the road. This would've been a lot funnier if every trailer didn't contain the disclaimer "Britney Spears Does Not Appear In This Movie" in big bold letters.
  • Ethnic Menial Labour: Jennifer hires a Mexican nanny for her twins at the end.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • "Paparazzi scumbag!"
    • The scene where Glenda's persona reveals herself. Chucky spent most of the movie trying to get Glen to embrace his "Heritage" as a killer like his parents, but is openly freaked out by Glenda's insanity. Tiffany seems to feel the same way, and when she asks what Chucky did to Glen he's actually offended by the idea this is his fault. He's also shocked when Tiffany smacks their kid to get them to calm down.
  • Evil Twin: Jennifer gives birth to twins - Glen and Glenda. Glen is said to be "an angel", while Glenda is rotten.
  • The Family That Slays Together: Chucky (father), Tiffany (mother), and Glen(da) (child) kill people together, though Glen(da) isn't really into it like his/her parents are.
  • Final Girl: Jennifer Tilly. Subverted in that Tiffany successfully takes over Miss Tilly's body at the end.
  • Gratuitous Japanese: Spoken by Glen/Glenda. Apparently justified by his doll being made in Japan.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: Glen is Jekyll and Glenda is Hyde.
  • Mind Screw: Watch it a few times. Most of it still won't make much sense.
    Chucky: Everybody just SHUT UP!!! I have had it! That's it! There is a limit to how much I can take! Look around you, Tiff! This is nuts! And I have a very high tolerance for nuts.
  • Mood Whiplash: The movie revels in this trope.
    (On killing Redman)
    Tiffany: (sobbing) It was just a little slip! Rome wasn't built in a day, you know? (abruptly harsh) Besides, the fucker really had it coming.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Glen, after he kills his father, Chucky.
  • Off with His Head!: Tony Gardner gets murdered when Chucky and Tiffany wrap a wire around his neck and yank on it, slicing his head off.
  • Oh, Crap!: Jennifer Tilly when she notices the "prop" head she's messing around with is bleeding.
  • Playing Against Type: invoked Jennifer tries to play the Virgin Mary in a Bible epic. Directed by Redman!
  • Positive Discrimination: Inverted. Glenda, the female persona, is the evil one - while Glen is the good one. This is reflected in the children they get split into. Glen is a good boy, but Glenda is a brat.
  • Self-Deprecation: When Tiffany hears that Jennifer is sleeping with Redman to get the part (not that Tiffany is also played by Jennifer).
    "Oh my God! She's a complete slut!"
  • Shout-Out:
    • Tiffany and Chucky call their gender-confused child Glen and Glenda respectively, a shout out to the Ed Wood film, Glen or Glenda.
    • Chucky hacks through a door with an ax exactly like Jack from The Shining, but the shout-out is comically subverted because he can't think of anything to say.
    • The fact that Glen's female persona Glenda being evil is a nod to Brian De Palma's early thriller works such as Dressed to Kill and Sisters. Writer-director Don Mancini admitted having a large influence from De Palma and the movie's unique shot composition and cinematography really show this. And the composer of this movie is De Palma's regular collaborator and composer Pino Donaggio.
  • So Proud of You: Chucky to Glen at the end, right before Glen kills him.
  • Take That!: At Britney Spears.
    Chucky: (after killing her) Oops, I did it again!
  • What the Hell, Hero?: Joan to Jennifer.
    "You're prostituting yourself so you can play the Virgin Mary!"
  • Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: Post Despair Event Horizon, Glen briefly falls in this category, when his father, Chucky, kills his mother, Tiffany. He then goes berserk and violently kills Chucky.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: invoked Parodied. Redman (the rap star) is directing a Bible epic, and Jennifer Tilly is lobbying for the part of the Virgin Mary.
    Jennifer: But the character is pregnant!
    Redman: Yeah, I know, but I have a very specific vision of Mary. And what can I say? She gots to be hot.


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