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Undertaking Betty
Undertaking Betty
Actors: Brenda Blethyn, Alfred Molina, Christopher Walken, Naomi Watts, Hannah Higgins
Director: Nick Hurran
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
R     2006     1hr 28min

Academy Award(R) winner Christopher Walken (Best Supporting Actor, THE DEER HUNTER, 1978; WEDDING CRASHERS) stars with Oscar(R) nominees Naomi Watts (Best Actress, 21 GRAMS, 2003; KING KONG), and Brenda Blethyn (Best Suppo...  more »


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Actors: Brenda Blethyn, Alfred Molina, Christopher Walken, Naomi Watts, Hannah Higgins
Director: Nick Hurran
Creators: Adam Betteridge, Alex Marshall, Clive Waldron, David Ball, David Rogers, Jason Piette, Fred Ponzlov
Genres: Indie & Art House, Comedy
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Romantic Comedies
Studio: Miramax
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/07/2006
Original Release Date: 01/01/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2002
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 28min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 6
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English

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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 9/14/2009...
If you love British humor, this is a movie you'll enjoy. Who else could come up with what Metacritic describes as "a riotous look at small town Welsh country life centered around competing funeral homes"? Their rating (by three voters) is 7 out of 10. The movie also deals with marital infidelity versus true love, with a surprising and satisfying conclusion. "A devilishly dark comedy..that puts life back into the afterlife!" DVDnet "Hilarious from start to finish!" Cinemaxasia "Rioutous!" Britfilms
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Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 03/31/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"In this age of teen lust and endless sex orgies, it's refreshing to see the love of a mature couple. UNDERTAKING BETTY is a lightweight, yet charming and oftentimes hilarious, look at a couple who have loved from afar for years. Played delightfully by Brenda Blethyn and Alfred Molina, they are a joy to watch. Alfred is a mortician whose rival is the impeccable Christopher Walken, who does some of his best recent work in this farce. When the couple decide to fake her death in order to run away together, all kinds of complications ensue. Versatile Naomi Watts plays the sleazy secretary to Blethyn's husband, and she is marvelous as always. Add Lee Evans as Walken's rather buffoonish aide, and you have a marvelous cast to enjoy. UNDERTAKING BETTY is one of those "little" films you stumbled on and are glad you did!"
Totally silly in a good way
Calamity Jane | Virginia | 01/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This movie is a riot. Stumbled onto it 15 minutes into it, but was immediately intrigued and had to watch. Watched it again a week later with my husband, and we laughed our butts off. The plot is ridiculous, of course, but clever and very funny. The casting was superb, as was the acting. It's great to see someone like Alfred Molina, who was such Chocolat play such a tongue-in-cheek role, and Brenda Blethyn, as always, has fantastic comedic timing. This is destined to become a cult classic, just like her film Saving Grace. And Naomi Watts is great. Didn't even recognize her because she's so different in every role, but she plays the diabolical mistress to the hilt.

Highly recommend for a break from a stressful day."
Funny Movie
CAW | Greenville, TX United States | 03/13/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"My husband & I saw this movie on a Princess cruise when it was titled PLOTS WITH A VIEW. I tried buying it after I got home, but it was not available in the US, until last year, with the title changed to UNDERTAKING BETTY.

It is rated "R", but I think it is wrong. There is no fowl language, but there are some scenes that young children shouldn't see. In this day and time, I would rate it PG-13.

I have watched it three times and I still laugh everytime I see it. It is a typical British comedy with hilarious situations."