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Wish You Were Dead
Wish You Were Dead
Actors: Cary Elwes, Elaine Hendrix, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Sally Kirkland
Director: Valerie McCaffrey
Genres: Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
R     2002     1hr 40min


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Actors: Cary Elwes, Elaine Hendrix, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Sally Kirkland
Director: Valerie McCaffrey
Creators: David Basulto, Aaron Ryder, Christopher Ball, Daniel D'Or, Danny Gold, Philip Jackson, Scott Firestone
Genres: Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: Spartan
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/21/2002
Original Release Date: 01/01/2002
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Tom C. (tc) from WALTHAM, MA
Reviewed on 3/18/2013...
I have to admit that I wasn't expecting too much from this flick but was highly intrigued by the cast. I am so glad that I took the chance. It was an off-beat, funny film that kept me engaged from beginning to end. If Hitchcock and Lynch met over a PBR in a dive bar in Smalltown, USA this would probably have been the result.
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Movie Reviews

Best comedy since The Big Lebowski
Glux Riffa | Oslo | 01/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Never disagreed so much on a film review than with the girl/woman who reviewed this film too.
To make a long story short: THIS FILM IS A ... MASTERPIECE. It's full of both ironic and sometimes ugly humour, all the way through. But if you like the films by the Coen brothers, and especially The Big Lebowski this is a film for you.
Best lines was (here I must trust upon memory as I saw it six months ago) something like: (Ordinary voice): I guess you've never done it
(Nervous voice): I've done it
(Ordinary voice): So tell me how it smells...
(Nervous voice): It smells like flowers and bees
(Shouting voice): DAMN WRONG YOU IDIOT!!! It smells like sweat, cheese and rotten fish!!! This is one of the great moments in the film as 30 year old nervous, nerdy, naive and wimpy insurance man (played by Cary Elwes) is detected to be a VIRGIN by his working colleague. A situation soon to be taken advantage of by two trailer park [girls](mother and daughter), following a insurance fraud. Even though I don't recall the storyline in detail, this is a film that made me laugh throughout. Hysterically at times. Like The Big Lebowski this is classic entertainment from the first to last second. And like that film it had great acting, great dialouge and great humour. Except for the very narrow minded, the ones who can't stand irony or offensive humour, or the extreme sour ones, I'll just say to anyone who reads this: BUY THIS CLASSIC TODAY!!! YOU WON'T REGRET IT!!!"
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 06/27/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Cary Elwes burst onto the cinematic screen years ago in the disarmingly funny THE PRINCESS BRIDE. Since then, he's surfaced in such films as THE CRUSH and COMIC BOOK VILLAINS. He's delightfully good in this off the wall comedy that is original in its concept and its delivery. Who would have ever thought Academy award nominee and straightlace Mary Steenburgen could play such a despicably bitchy con woman? She's brilliant as the money starved hussy who tricks Elwes into thinking she's having his baby and gets him to change his insurance policy to leave the child as his beneficiary. In steps the delightful Elaine Hendrix as the inept hit woman hired to dispose of Elwes. But, she finds herself falling in love with him and they concoct, along with the sinister Christopher Lloyd, a plan to turn the tables on Steenburgen and her doped up daughter (Tanya Allen). Add Robert Englund as a particularly weird "minister", Billy Ray Cyrus in a brief role as an insurance frauder, and Gene Simmons as a sadistic beautician, and you have one strange but wonderfully entertaining movie. Gerry Jingles as the waiter in the diner is superb too in a brief but memorable series of vignettes.
Granted, this is off the wall comedy and may not be for everybody but we certainly found it delightful!!!"