Gnadenlos schön (1999)

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Gnadenlos schön: Directed by Michael Patrick Jann. With Kirsten Dunst, Ellen Barkin, Allison Janney, Denise Richards. A small-town beauty pageant turns deadly as it becomes clear that someone will go to any lengths to win.

“Quite bluntly, this film is stupid. However, itu0026#39;s a rare breed, one of those u0026quot;goodu0026quot; u0026quot;stupid moviesu0026quot;. Iu0026#39;ve read some reviews criticizing this film for not accurately portraying Minnesota. Some viewers simply donu0026#39;t get it. This movie is supposed to be u0026quot;stupidu0026quot;. It is not supposed to be some supremely accurate social depiction of small town Minnesota. It is a mockumentary and an intentionally absurd exaggeration. And it works like a charm. If you u0026quot;get itu0026quot;, this will be one of the funniest movies youu0026#39;ll ever view. The actors are almost, top to bottom, perfect… especially the portrayals of Amber Atkinsu0026#39; mother and aunt, and the Vilmes father and son. I can see how certain viewers would absolutely abhor this seemingly inane, ridiculous film. But it is, truly, a phenomenally clever spoof on a competition many treat as life and death. In fact, itu0026#39;s almost frightening that thereu0026#39;s a little more realism in this farce than most would like to admit. This film is simply a fabulous little spectacle.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eBest line: u0026quot;You are a good person. Good things happen to good people.u0026quot; u0026quot;Really?u0026quot; u0026quot;No, itu0026#39;s pure bull____, sweetie. Youu0026#39;re lucky as hell, so you might as well enjoy it.u0026quot;”


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